ABC has picked up Notorious.
Notorious is about control, ego, and power -- how a charismatic attorney and a powerhouse TV producer attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately each other. Living at the intersection of law and media, the series explores the boundaries of professional integrity and how far our national tastemakers will go for ratings, notoriety, and the last word.
Julia George is the Executive Producer of Louise Herrick Live, the nation’s number one news program hosted by Louise Herrick, a consummate professional when she’s on air and a party girl in her off hours. As the nation’s top news producer, Julia decides what our country cares about. She creates heroes and monsters, victims and villains. With the help of her associate producer, Megan Byrd, Julia tells the world when to pay attention and what really matters. Recently, against her wishes, Julia’s been assigned a new PA, Ryan Mills, the son of the network president. Ryan is as ambitious as his father and in a hurry to step out of his shadow. He’ll do anything to prove his worth to Julia.
Jake Gregorian is the nation’s top defense attorney. Handsome and charismatic, he boasts a roaster of celebrity clients and will win at any cost. He often overshadows his brother, Bradley, an equal partner at Gregorian & Gregorian, the firm created by their father. Jake and Bradley recently hired a new associate Ella Benjamin, a protégé of Jake. Ella appears naive but that’s a façade. Her father was arrested for a series of post office bombings, and she became a lawyer to help get her father out of prison and off death row.
The heart of the series is the relationship between Julia and Jake. As respective leaders in their fields, they are in a unique position to trade information and “access to the airwaves” for better stories and the upper hand. 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.
Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, Notorious is a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.