Global announced principal photography and casting for its latest scripted original series, new legal drama Family Law, on Thursday. Created by Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms, Cedar Cove), with Jordan Canning (Nurses, Schitt’s Creek) directing the pilot episode, filming will begin in Vancouver on March 2. Family Law is produced by SEVEN24 Films (Heartland, Wynonna Earp) and Lark Productions (Motive, Fortunate Son).
Premiering later this year on Global, the 10-episode, one-hour drama follows a group of flawed family members who reluctantly work together at their father’s law firm in downtown Vancouver. The all-Canadian cast for the legal procedural includes: Jewel Staite (Firefly), as recovering alcoholic Abigail ‘Abby’ Bianchi; Victor Garber (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as Harry Svensson, Abby’s estranged father and head of the firm; Zach Smadu (The Expanse) as Daniel Svensson, Abby’s half-brother who is displeased to be working with Abby; and Genelle Williams (The Expanse) as Lucy Svensson, Abby’s half-sister and considered dad’s favourite child. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“We are honoured to partner with SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions on this new, powerhouse drama set in Vancouver,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President Original Content, Corus Entertainment.