The glove didn’t fit so the judge had to acquit, but the famous real-life prosecutor of America’s infamous O.J. Simpson murder case, Marcia Clark, has turned her hand to TV to bring us a gripping murder-mystery/legal drama series inspired by real events.
Robin Tunney from The Mentalist stars in this brand-new drama series, this time as Maya Travis, a former assistant district attorney in Los Angeles whose career was ruined when she lost a high-profile case prosecuting a famous actor for murder.
Eight years of the quiet life later, she finds herself investigating the same A-lister again, for yet another murder – this time of his latest girlfriend. Sound a bit like O.J.? You bet! Viewers will love this suspenseful cat-and-mouse game between a high-profile murder suspect and the LA prosecutor tasked with getting him convicted. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays British movie star Severen “Sevvy” Johnson, who’s been living in America for 25 years and stands accused of double-homicide.
A rollercoaster ride behind the scenes
As co-creator, co-writer and executive producer, Marcia Clark said on The View talk show last month that the show was “basically my origin story”.
“We take it away from the whole Simpson thing and really the whole case is not at all Simpson; it’s a fictional telling. But this is a rollercoaster ride behind the scenes. It’s not a courtroom drama at all – we hardly ever go to court,” she said. “We decided … to do the behind-the-scenes – the things you don’t usually see – all the machinations between all the parties. So we go home with the defendant, Sevvy Johnson, we go home with Robin Tunney who plays the prosecutor, and with the defence attorney played by Scott Cohen. And the defence attorney is a wily character, who I think you’re going to really enjoy.”
Marcia also promised that viewers will get answers at the end of the story in episode 10: “This is not one of those we will drag out because we don’t have the attention span thing. I don’t like it when people do that, so there is a pay-off.”
The Fix starts on Monday 22 April on M-Net City (115) at 20:50