Wendell Pierce, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Karen LeBlanc are set to star in an episode of Fox’s upcoming crime anthology drama series Accused.
Based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning crime anthology, Accused opens in a courtroom on the accused, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial.
Told from the defendant’s point of view through flashbacks, the series holds a mirror up to the current times with evocative and emotional stories.
Accused depicts how an ordinary person gets caught up in an extraordinary situation, ultimately revealing how one wrong turn leads to another, until it’s too late to turn back.
In their episode, Warner and LeBlanc star as concerned concerned and protective parents after an incident with their daughter in a park, and Pierce as a detective assigned to their daughter’s case.
The series is based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning crime anthology. Jimmy McGovern created the original series which debuted in 2010 on BBC One.
Michael Cuesta is directing the US version and it is co-produced by Fox Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. It is executive-produced by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and David Shore.
Accused is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment, and executive-produced and developed by Howard Gordon and executive produced by Alex Gansa, David Shore, Glenn Geller, Erin Gunn, All3Media America’s Jacob Cohen-Holmes, and Jimmy McGovern, Sita Williams, Roxy Spencer and Louise Pedersen for All3Media International. Frank Siracusa and John Weber also serve as executive producers.