NOTORIOUS Preview: First Look at ABC’s New Drama

PIPER PERABO, DANIEL SUNJATA

NOTORIOUS is about “control, ego, and power,” teases ABC. The series revolves around Julia George, the Executive Producer of the country’s number one news program, Louise Herrick Live. As Louise’s producer, she’s in charge of deciding the news that the country cares about, along with some help from her associate producer, Megan Byrd. But recently, against her wishes, Julia was assigned a new PA, Ryan Mills, the son of the network president.

Meanwhile, Jake Gregorian is the country’s top defense attorney. He boasts a client list of top celebrities and will do anything it takes to win. Jake and Julia’s relationship forms the heart of the series. With their respective jobs, they trade information for airtime. “While they are often at odds in public, behind the scenes they are in cahoots, using each other to advance their own agendas.”

Jake and Julia rule their professional domains, but their personal lives are complicated.  Jake is in love with a client’s wife and Julia just discovered that her boyfriend, a recently appointed Federal Judge, has been cheating on her with high priced escorts. NOTORIOUS is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker.

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The cast includes Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards and Aimee Teegarden. Josh Berman (CSI and DROP DEAD DIVA), Allie Hagan, Mark Geragos, Wendy Walker, Kenny Meiselas, Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry serve as executive producers.

NOTORIOUS will air this fall on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (see ABC’s full fall schedule).

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