Judge Judy Sheindlin Expands Justice Brand With a Greenlight for New Amazon Freevee Series, “Justice on Trial”
Prior to the Amazon NewFront presentation today, Amazon Freevee announced a two-season renewal order of the Daytime Emmy award-winning Original series Judy Justice. Freevee also greenlit Justice on Trial, created by and featuring Judge Judy Sheindlin in a never-before-seen courtroom docudrama. Justice on Trial is the third series created and executive produced by Judge Sheindlin for Amazon Freevee, and will be part of the new Justice brand, which also includes Tribunal Justice, slated to premiere June 9.
Since Judy Justice launched on Freevee in November 2021, the program has grown to be the service’s No. 1 Original program in hours watched, with customers viewing more than 150 million hours to date. New episodes from Season Two of Judy Justice, which was recently nominated for its second Daytime Emmy award, will continue to debut every weekday through June 9. In its debut season, the program won the Daytime Emmy in the “Legal/Courtroom Program” category. Judy Justice will also continue to be available for on-demand episode viewing and through the series’ FAST channel, featuring cases from Seasons One and Two.
Justice on Trial is a totally new exploration of the American justice system through the vehicle of a docudrama, featuring testimony and reenactments based on actual court transcripts. The series explores the footings of American jurisprudence – including what children are taught in school, police diligence as opposed to overreach, and individual rights versus the greater good. Some of these thought-provoking and controversial topics have been the subject of Supreme Court rulings. Justice on Trial will examine these seminal rulings through a combination of sometimes-heated courtroom debate, lively civil discourse, and common-sense legal analysis.
“Justice on Trial explores, through reenactment, some of the most famous and infamous cases in this country and their impact on every American,” said Judge Judy Sheindlin. “There has never been a program like it. It is smart and compelling TV.”
Judge Sheindlin continued, “How shall I describe my feelings about the renewal of Judy Justice on Amazon Freevee? Gratifying, certainly. Grateful, of course. In exploring the continued success of the program, I do believe that people long to see old-fashion justice administered with an even hand. A little humor doesn’t hurt. I intend to deliver both for as long as I’m able.”
“Over the course of two seasons on Amazon Freevee, Judge Sheindlin has delighted her long-standing fans and won over a new streaming audience with her no-nonsense approach to resolving every dispute on Judy Justice,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD Originals, unscripted, and targeted programming, Amazon Studios. “With Justice on Trial, we look forward to offering our audience new opportunities to learn more about the legal process and the laws that govern our lives, as Judge Sheindlin goes beyond the bench to educate us all on landmark cases that have shifted our world.”
Judy Justice is a court program presided over by Judge Judy Sheindlin. Joining Judge Sheindlin in the courtroom once again are bailiff Kevin Rasco, a retired Los Angeles probation officer; court stenographer Whitney Kumar, a board-certified court reporter in the state of California; and newly minted lawyer Sarah Rose, who serves as the law clerk.
Judy Justice is executive produced and directed by Randy Douthit and co-executive produced by Amy Freisleben. Scott Koondel is also an executive producer.
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About Amazon Freevee
Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and free ad-supported (FAST) channels, available anytime, for free.
Expansive Catalog: Amazon Freevee offers viewers ambitious Originals, including Bosch: Legacy; Emmy-winning court program Judy Justice; coming-of-age drama High School; docu-comedy series Jury Duty; performance special Monumental: Ellie Goulding at Kew Gardens; reality design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis; comedy series Sprung; music documentary Post Malone: Runaway; heist drama Leverage: Redemption; spy thriller Alex Rider; and the sports docuseries UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. Combined with an always updating library of broadly appealing hit movies and TV shows across a wide selection of genres, and a catalog of more than 250 FAST channels, including Judy Justice and Crime 360, Amazon Freevee delivers customers the content they would expect to see on a paid service.
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Instant Access: Amazon Freevee is available as an app on Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and within the Prime Video app. Amazon Freevee is available as an app on third party devices including Roku, Samsung smart TVs (2017-2021 models), Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Comcast’s Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA SHIELD and other Android TV devices, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, as well as LG Smart TVs (2018-2021 models). The app is also available on iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.
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