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Goliath (TV series)

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Genre  Legal drama
Original language(s)  English
8.3/10 IMDb

4.5/5 Amazon

Country of origin  United States
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Created by  David E. Kelley Jonathan Shapiro
Starring  Billy Bob Thornton William Hurt Olivia Thirlby Maria Bello Sarah Wynter Molly Parker Britain Dalton Nina Arianda Tania Raymonde Dwight Yoakam
Composer(s)  Jon Ehrlich & Jason Derlatka
Awards  Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Nominations  Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Executive producers  David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro, David Semel, Lawrence Trilling
Cast  Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby

Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is an American legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. The show was commissioned with a straight-to-series order of 8 episodes on December 1, 2015, and premiered on October 13, 2016, on Amazon Video. On February 15, 2017, Amazon announced the series was renewed for a second season.



  • Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, a washed-up lawyer who founded the law firm Cooperman McBride with Donald Cooperman and the two of them grew it to be a massive and successful firm. Formerly a brilliant and personable lawyer, he washed out of the firm and became an alcoholic after a murder suspect he got off on a technicality went on to kill an entire family. He lives in an extended-stay hotel by the Santa Monica Pier.
  • William Hurt as Donald Cooperman, McBride's partner in founding Cooperman McBride. He is disfigured with facial burns, and functions as a recluse: he rarely if ever leaves his office, and most people at the firm have never seen him. He monitors meetings and depositions remotely by cameras. Without the staffs' knowledge, he has the entire firm bugged as well, giving him access to everything that happens at the office. He holds a furious grudge against McBride
  • Maria Bello as Michelle McBride, Billy's ex-wife and a partner at Cooperman McBride. She is angry with McBride, but respects his legal skills and is still fond of him.
  • Olivia Thirlby as Lucy Kittridge, a young associate at Cooperman McBride who Cooperman installs on the Larson case and later seduces.
  • Nina Arianda as Patty Solis-Papagian, a DUI lawyer and real estate agent, who brings the Rachel Kennedy's case to McBride.
  • Molly Parker as Callie Senate, a senior lawyer at the firm who previously used a relationship with Cooperman to advance her career at the firm.
  • Tania Raymonde as Brittany Gold, a prostitute who cares about Billy McBride and sometimes works as his legal assistant.
  • Sarah Wynter as Gina Larson, widow of Ryan Larson, who worked at Borns Tech and is supposed to have committed suicide by blowing himself up on a boat.
  • Britain Dalton as Jason Larson, son of Ryan and Gina. He eventually becomes the plaintiff in the case.
  • Damon Gupton as Leonard Letts, corporate counsel to Borns Tech.
  • Diana Hopper as Denise McBride, Billy and Michelle's teenage daughter.
  • Dwight Yoakam as Wendell Corey, CEO of Borns Tech.
  • Harold Perrineau as Judge Roston Keller, the presiding judge on the Larson case.
  • Ever Carradine as Rachel Kennedy, Ryan's sister, and the initial plaintiff in the wrongful death case against Borns Tech.
  • Kevin Weisman as Ned Berring, a former employee at Borns Tech and a key witness in the case.
  • Jason Ritter as FBI Agent Farley.
  • Reception

    The show received generally favorable reviews, scoring a 65 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 26 critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season a 77% 'Certified Fresh' rating based on 35 reviews, with a weighted average score of 6.04/10 and the general consensus "Compelling performances from an excellent cast—led by standout Billy Bob Thornton—propel David E. Kelley's Goliath into must-watch TV territory."

    At the 74th Golden Globe Awards, Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his work on this show.


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