Vancouver-as-Vancouver FAMILY LAW Season One Airing on The CW This Fall
A bit of Vancouver-as-Vancouver will be on The CW this Fall.
The CW acquired the rights to season one of Family Law, with Jewel Staite and Victor Garber, and will air the legal series on Sunday nights at 8.
Update: Family Law season one premieres Sunday, October 2nd at 8 p.m. on The CW.
They say family is the most important thing. So I started one, and another, and another. Now I’ve got them all under the same roof …..You could say I’m a family man. — Harry Svensson of Svensson & Associates.
Cast: Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams, Lauren Holly.
Family Law centres around Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite), a high-paid personal-injury lawyer who’s good at blaming others – particularly when it comes to her own problems. After Abby’s husband kicks her out of the family home because of her drinking, she goes on a bender, shows up drunk in court and pukes on a client. The law society’s punishment is swift. She’s suspended, fined, and can only practice law again if she finds a senior lawyer who is willing to take her on and mentor her for a one year probationary period.
Only one man is willing to take that risk: Harry Svensson (Victor Garber), who runs the top family law practice in the city. He also happens to be Abby’s estranged father, who left Abby and her complicated mother for his secretary when Abby was seven. Now, not only does Abby have to work for her father, she also has to work with her half siblings: Daniel (Zach Smadu), from Harry’s subsequent marriage and Lucy (Genelle Williams), from Harry’s third marriage. Thus begins the odd dynamic at Abigail’s new workplace. Abby has to try to put her shambles of a life back on track, all while dealing with family on three different levels:
Other people’s families in her cases, the family she was born into, and her family: her husband and two children, all of whom she desperately wants back. Abigail not only has to prove herself in a new realm of law; she also has to work with and build relationships with a family she barely knows. Most challenging of all, she must work under the thumb of the man she’s spent a lifetime resenting.
Family Law season one aired last Fall on Global TV in Canada.
Season 2 filmed in Vancouver last summer.
And season 3 is about to start filming next week.
Season 3 filming dates: May 24 2022 – August 31 2022.
As the most-watched new Canadian series this past fall and with the recent acquisition by The CW in the U.S., we are thrilled that Abby and the Svensson family will keep entertaining audiences at home and abroad for seasons to come.– Lisa Godfrey, Corus Studios.
Producers: SEVEN24 Films, Lark Productions, Corus Entertainment’s Global.