Canadian legal drama acquired by The CW Network

The CW has acquired the Canadian drama series from Entertainment One, Family law. The news was released around the same time the network announced it had renewed seven other fan-favorite shows. A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.

canadian tv series, Family lawfirst airing in September 2021. It follows the story of disgraced lawyer Abigail Bianchi (Staite Jewel) who, after a video of him vomiting in a courtroom leaked, goes to work for his father and stepbrothers as part of his probation. With her new situation comes the typical challenges of every family client’s case, but with the added dysfunction of working alongside her difficult family. And if that doesn’t sound stressful enough, Abigail must pursue her professional struggles while trying to maintain her sobriety.


Alongside Staite, the series showcases the acting talents of the SAG award winner Victor Garber (Dark waters, happiest season) as Harry Svensson, Zach Smadu like Daniel Svensson, Genelle Williams (Radio Free Roscoe, Spiral: from Saw’s book) as Lucy Svensson, Bobbi Charlton like Jerri Rifkin, Luc Camilleri like Franck Bianchi, Lauren Holly (NCIS, little pretty things) as Joanne Kowalski, Eden Summer Gilmore like Sophia Bianchi, Brett Kelly (Bad Santa, Trick ‘r Treat) like Cecil Patterson, and Brendan Sunderland like Nico Bianchi.

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Family law was written by Susin Nielsenthe same screenwriter of the popular Canadian teen drama series, Degrassi. Nielsen also served as an executive producer on the series with Jordy Randall and Tom Cox from production company SEVEN24, as well as Lark Productions Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita.

With an outstanding cast and a writer experienced in writing popular TV dramas, the show received generally positive praise and excellent audience reception. For example, Family law has a 95% viewership rating on Google, and it was also rated 7.5 out of 10 on IMDb.

The CW network has a knack for finding entertaining shows for fans of the drama genre. It is well known as the go-to location for shows like Riverdale, Coronerand Nancy Drewas well as classics with similar family themes, like Charm and Supernatural. With the large American audience the show will be exposed to with The CW’s acquisition, this interesting family drama should fit right in with the network.


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