9:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Amazon's 'Goliath' Taps 'Deadwood' Director for Season 2
Deadwood director Walter Hill is heading to court.
The two-time Emmy winner has been tapped to direct the second-season premiere and finale of the Billy Bob Thornton legal drama Goliath, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, the Amazon original series was renewed for a second season in February, with Clyde Phillips (Dexter) coming onboard as showrunner. Thornton, who won a Golden Globe for his performance as down-and-out lawyer Billy McBride, is the only castmember confirmed to return.
When speaking with THR in October shortly before the series debut, Kelley confirmed that only "some" castmembers would return for the second season. "It would definitely be a new case," he said. "There are other cases that come behind it."
Kelley, Shapiro and Phillips exec produce the series with Ross Fineman (Lights Out) and Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood).
Hill won an Emmy and a DGA award directing the Deadwood pilot for HBO. His film credits include exec producing the Aliens franchise, directing 48 Hours and its sequel, as well as directing and co-writing the upcoming neo-noir thriller The Assignment, starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. His other TV work includes directing and producing the Robert Duvall Western telepic Broken Trail for which he also won an Emmy.
He is repped by ICM.