New Series: Boston Legal meets House

Friday, February 2nd at 8:30pm

Academy Award-nominee James Woods and Jeri Ryan team up for this brand new legal drama that is clever, witty and at times heart-wrenching; Shark premieres on Friday, February 2nd at 8:30pm on 3.

Woods stars as Sebastian Stark, a top celebrity lawyer who has an attack of conscience when one of the clients he gets off violently re-offends. Stark, known as Shark to those in the industry, decides to change his ways and moves from defence to prosecution.

Working for the local district attorney, Shark finds himself working with a group of new lawyers under the ever watchful eye of his old nemesis, Jessica Devlin (Ryan). Can he take his relentlessly cutthroat ways and apply them to putting away bad guys?

Although Woods can see the bad side of the intense, hard-to-love title character, he also has high hopes for his redemption.

“Our story will be about a man with overwhelming narcissism and ego who has [been] knocked down so many pegs from where he started and finds his way back to believing in justice,” Woods told Suite 101.

The Academy Award-nominee is very optimistic about his move from the silver screen to the small screen with Shark. Not only does he get to play a great title character, but he also gets to work with his long-time friend and mega-producer Brian Grazer in an industry that he has a high respect for.

“We’ve [Brian and I] talked about this… you are getting more and more corporate thinking in making movies and also you are getting more parochial thinking.

“Movies seem to be sacred whereas television seems to be like a teenager sowing his or her oats.”

However, just because he’s an experienced actor doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to work hard on Shark.

“You think this is easy?” Woods jokes about arriving on set every day. “Five young, smart, hot-looking people, and fat old Jim coming out every day.”

Join the not-so-fat and the not-so-old James Woods as Shark premieres on Friday, February 2nd at 8:30pm on 3.

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  • Rachel

    Might record this, I wonder if it can live up to either Boston Legel or House though.

  • toggerlogger

    And is it any surprise there are rumours of it being axed in the states already?

    Although, it might do a Studio 60 and be renewed…