'The Firm’ to Air in 111 Territories Shortly After U.S. Premiere


Sony will roll out the John Grisham and Lukas Reiter exec-produced drama across 126 million households on Feb. 19, after its January stateside debut.

LONDON – Sony will roll out its much-anticipated John Grisham drama The Firm to a global audience of 126 million households on February 19, when the show goes day and date in 111 territories around the world.

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The event is the first time Sony’s global network AXN has premiered a show across its footprint in every international region – including Asia, Latin America, Central Europe, Iberia, Italy and on Sony Entertainment Television across Africa, Russia and the Baltics.

“The Firm is a brand-defining show for our channels and this launch marks a key milestone in our strategy to produce more tentpole original series for our global portfolio,” says Marie Jacobson, executive vice president programming and production, networks, SPT, who adds that she was “beyond excited” to bring the new chapter of the drama to audiences around the globe.

Based on the characters from the 1993 novel and movie of the same name, The Firmpicks up a decade after Mitch McDeere and his family went into the witness protection scheme after bringing down a law firm fronted by the Chicago Mob.

Written and exec-produced by former litigator and Boston Legalproducer Lukas Reiter– who persuaded Grisham to come on board – the drama is produced by eOne Entertainment and stars Josh Lucas, Juliette Lewis, Molly Parker and Callum Keith Rennie.