CBS TV Studios' legal thriller drama series Your Honor might not be setting up shop at The Eye Network, but it's still staying within the family: Showtime has made a series commitment to the Scripted World-produced project, which is based on the Israeli series Kvodo (Your Honor).
Written by award-wining British TV writer/playwright Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice), the project is also being shepherded by The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.
Here's the tagline for the series:
"Your Honor rips through all strata of Chicago society. It follows the son of a respected judge who is involved in a hit and run. Soon after they both are drawn into a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices when it comes to light that the victim was the son of a notorious crime boss."
For Showtime's president of programming Gary Levine, it was the combination of the pitch and the creative talent behind it that sold the cable network:
"When a pitch has you on the edge of your seat for 40 straight minutes, you know you're hearing something special. When the pitchers are as talented, experienced and acclaimed as Michelle King, Robert King and Peter Moffat, you buy it in the room and start planning for a fascinating new Showtime series."
Created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Maschiach and produced by Ram Landes's Koda Communications, the original Israeli series aired on pay TV platform Yes and was quickly renewed for a second season. Local versions of the show are in the works in Germany, Italy, and Russia.
"Peter Moffat's extraordinary talent with complex characters, suspenseful plotting and moral shading make him the perfect writer for Your Honor. His pitch held the room hostage, and we can't wait to watch him bring this mesmerizing, complicated story to life." -Robert and Michelle King
Moffat is currently in production on his latest series for the BBC, The Last Post, which was picked up by Amazon for U.S. broadcast. Robert and Michelle King co-created and serve as executive producers/showrunners on the CBS Studios-produced The Good Fight, a sequel to their CBS drama The Good Wife on CBS All Access that was renewed for a second season.
Moffat executive produces with King Size Prods.' Robert King, Michelle King and Liz Glotzer, as well as Scripted World's Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg.