CBS Gives Series Order For Matlock Remake Starring Skye P. Marshall, Kathy Bates

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CBS has announced the series order of several new shows for their 2024-2025 season, including a Matlock reboot featuring Kathy Bates, Skye P Marshall, and more.

The new version of Matlock stars Kathy Bates as Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a brilliant septuagenarian who achieved success in her younger years. She decides to rejoin the workforce at a prestigious law firm, where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases.

Matty is assigned to Olympia (Skye P. Marshall), a senior attorney and key rainmaker with a thirst for justice. Olympia’s ex-husband, Julian (Jason Ritter), the son of the head of the firm, is intrigued by Matty and her clever skills. As Matty endeavors to establish herself in her new high-stakes world, she works alongside the firm’s younger associates – the charismatic Billy (David Del Rio) and the uber-ambitious Sarah (Leah Lewis).

Kat Coiro directed the pilot from a script written by Jennie Snyder Urman. The executive producers are Bates, Urman, Joanna Klein, Eric Christian Olsen, and John Will. CBS Studios produce the series.

Marshall’s Olympia is a formidable attorney with a thirst for justice who works at New York’s most prestigious law firm. Despite juggling both her work and personal life, Olympia remains focused and determined to succeed, making it difficult for others to impress her. She is tasked with overseeing a junior associate, which proves to be challenging.

Ritter’s Julian is the son of the head of the firm. Julian was born with a silver spoon in his mouth- but he’s not to be underestimated. Diligent and persistent with a lot to prove, he’s at odds with prioritizing his family and balancing his career. He always considers the good of the firm, even if it pushes the boundaries between his work and personal life.

Del Rio plays Billy, a charismatic young associate a few years out of law school and assigned to work on one of the firm’s biggest cases. He helps Matty navigate her new work environment as he seemingly knows more than he should.

Lewis plays Sarah, a junior associate eager to get ahead and not worried about being liked. Sarah is all ambition, determined to be seen for her smarts and willing to do anything to move up a peg at the firm. She is not pleased when she’s forced to work alongside Matty, lowering her position at the company even further.

The new series will air on Sunday nights during CBS’ 2023-24 season. However, the exact start date of the new season is still uncertain due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. CBS has not revealed the number of episodes for each series, but it is expected that the network will be flexible given that all three shows come from its own studio.

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