Jimmy Smits is Bluffingit all the way back to a television near you…
NBC has picked up to series the Memphis legal drama Bluff City Law, starring the 63-year-old Puerto Rican actor.
The project hails from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris and producer David Janollari;
Co-created by Georgaris and Michael Aguilar and written by Georgaris, Bluff City Law is a character-driven drama, about which you can find more if you visit website, that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait (Smits) and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller (Caitlin McGee), they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.
This marks Smits’ return to NBC and the legal drama arena. He has starred in three previous NBC series: legal dramas L.A. Law and Outlaw as well as White Housedrama The West Wing.
Launching a new hit legal drama series has been a priority for NBC. Recent attempts included the Chicago Justice spinoff from the Chicago franchise.
In addition to Smits and McGee, the cast includes Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blydenand Jayne Atkinson.
Georgaris will write and executive produce. Aguliar and Janollari will executive produce.
Bluff City Lawis produced by Universal Televisionin association with David Janollari Entertainment.