Debuting August 5 on Crackle, the streaming service, is the original half hour legal drama Sequestered, starring Jesse Bradford, Patrick Warburton and Summer Glau. It centers on the workings of a jury busy deliberating a defendant’s fate, while a young defense attorney works to find out the truth before it’s too late. One of the jurors (Glau) seems to be under some kind of threat from the outside with regard to her verdict, a storyline that seems familiar (see, for example, The Juror (Demi Moore as the juror (1996)).
Like other legal dramas, the description for this series (all that is available at this writing) seems to suggest that what happens in the courtroom is not “truth,” and that the jury may actually be operating as blindly as Lady Justice. I’ll be curious to see if the storyline develops in that way. Six half hour (actually 22 minute) episodes will initially be available for viewing, with an additional 6 to be released in two months. More here from the New York Times. Crackle also makes a number of other series available, including episodes of the wonderful legal series Damages starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, and the cult favorite The Prisoner with the incomparable Patrick McGoohan.
The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities will hold its Eighteenth Annual Meeting at the Georgetown University Law Center, March 6-7, 2015. Panel and paper proposals are due Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.