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  • Premiered: 
    January 22, 2023
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Anthology
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2010 UK TV series (Accused) by Jimmy McGovern 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Developed by executive producer Howard Gordon and based on the UK TV series of the same name, ACCUSED is a collection of 15 intense human stories of crime and punishment. Each one-hour episode is a provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city, with an entirely original cast. Each story opens in a courtroom on the defendant, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial. Told from the defendant's point of view through flashbacks, the show holds a mirror up to current times with evocative and emotional stories. In the end, audiences discover how an ordinary person gets caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and how one impulsive decision can impact the course of that life -- and the lives of others -- forever. ACCUSED premieres on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on FOX and then makes its time period premiere two days later on Tuesday, January 24 at 9pm ET/PT. Episodes include:

"Scott's Story" (Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10pm ET/7pm PT, immediately following postgame show for NFC Divisional Playoff): A successful brain surgeon with a seemingly perfect family, faces the limits of unconditional love when he discovers his troubled teenage son may be planning a violent attack at school. Starring Michael Chiklis as Scott Corbett; Jill Hennessy as Lynn Corbett; Oakes Fegley as Hunter Corbett; Robert Wisdom as Mitch Becker; Lanette Ware as D.A. Claire Wilson; Evan Marsh as Alex Harmon, Michael Isen as Jax; Tara Rosling as Dr. Laurie Grotstein; Cyrus Lane as Eric Parker; Paula Boudreau as Judge Ruta Wells.

"Ava's Story" (Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): After a married couple discover their newborn is deaf, they elect to try a surgical procedure -- but when their surrogate, who also happens to be deaf, learns the news, she feels she has no choice but to intervene. Starring Stephanie Nogueras as Ava; Josh M. Castille as KJ; Megan Boone as Jenny; Aaron Ashmore as Max; Daphne Rubin-Vega as Rose; Lauren Ridloff as Sari; Jean-Michel Le Gal as Milton; Rong Fu as Prosecutor; Krista Bridges as Detective.

"Danny's Story" (Tuesday, January, 31, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): A teenager suspects foul play when he discovers his mother's former hospice caretaker is dating his father. Starring: Rachel Bilson as Alison; Reid Miller as Danny; Jack Davenport as John; August Maturo as Matthew; Andi Hubick as Leanna; Michelle Giroux as Maria; Camille James as Ms. Epps; Neil Whitely as Judge Raines.

"Kendall's Story" (Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): After hearing that his daughter had been assaulted, a dad is encouraged by his buddies to deal out his own kind of punishment. Starring: Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Kendall Gomillion; Karen LeBlanc as Alisa Gomillion; Wendell Pierce as Detective Trent Douglas; Donald Paul as Lamar Mingoe; Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as David Mingo; Camilla Edna Bascom as Ingrid; Ian D. Clark as Father Southgate; Geoffrey Pounsett as ADA Bill Stanley; and Jasmine Burns as Patrice Leonard. Directed by Clark Johnson from a script by Keith Josef Adkins

"Robyn's Story" (Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): Directed by Billy Porter. As a man, Kevin is shy and mild-mannered; onstage, she's Robyn Banks, a fierce drag queen who's all confidence and charisma. But when Kevin falls for a closeted guy secretly living a double life, their whirlwind affair leads to devastating consequences. Starring: J. Harrison Ghee as Kevin Milstead/Robyn; Chris Coy as Jamie Barnes; Willam Beli as Layla; Eva Reign as Megan; Kiril Mitev as Trixie; Kristen Connolly as Natalie Barnes; Nadine Whiteman Roden as Sylvia; Connor Michael McMahon as Mark; Brandon McGibbon as Matty.

"Naataanii's Story" (Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): After a group of Navajo friends are arrested for protesting the local Uranium mine, they come up with a plan to try and shut it down for good. Starring: Robert I Mesa as Naataanii; Natalie Benally as Shandiin; Kiowa Gordon as Derrick; Forrest Goodluck as Chase; Deanna Allison as Attorney Dezba Lower; Lindsay G Merrithew as Judge Vogel. Co-written by Chip Johannessen and co-written and directed by Tazbah Chavez.

"Brenda's Story" (Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): When an acerbic female stand-up comic is assaulted by a fellow comic, she uses her platform to try the case in the court of public opinion. Starring: Whitney Cummings as Brenda Kramer; Sean Kleier as Zeke Thompson; Mary Lynn Rajskub as Tess Richards; Baron Vaughn as Chad Jackson; Rhea Perlman as Joyce Golden; Alisen Down as Ellen Barry; Jeff Clarke as ADA Edward Lavigne; Rachael Crawford as Marilyn Kast; Rene Escobar Jr. as Aaron Amipour; Darlene Cooke as Judge Smith. Written by Sonay Hoffman and directed by Julie Herbet.

"Laura's Story" (Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): A grieving mother learns that facts and evidence are no match for viral misinformation, when she discovers a growing online conspiracy. Starring: Molly Parker as Laura Broder; Tara Nicodemo as Molly; Liam Macdonald as Jonah Broder; Margo Martindale as Joanna Pierce; Shawn Doyle as Eric Broder; Ian Morris as Ben; Marcia Bennett as Judge; Arlene Duncan as Meredith Lawson.

"Jack's Story" (Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): A teacher is accused of a crime when he helps a student in need. Starring: Jason Ritter as Jack Fletcher; Wrenn Schmidt as Britney Thoms; Emma Nelson as Clara Palmer; Daniel Beirne as ADA Roger Doty; Brad Austin as Frank; Joanne Boland as Jessica; Ryan Taerk as Richie; Ron Lea as Judge Bodman. Directed by Michael Chiklis, and written by Hannah Schneider.

"Esme's Story" (Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): After a white nationalist plows his car into a peaceful demonstration and gets away, a survivor takes justice into her own hands. Starring: Abigail Breslin as Esme Brewer; Aisha Dee as Aaliyah Harris; Blaine Kern III as Ancel; Kyle Schmid as Shaggy; Darrin Baker as Judge Morse; Patrice Goodman as Maya Thompson; Josh Cruddas as Bragg; Kristin Fairlie as Lucy.

"Jiro's Story" (Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): Jiro's mother has taken care of his brother Sam ever since the car accident that left Sam with a traumatic brain injury. But when their mother dies, and it appears that Sam is being abused in his new group home, Jiro has to decide which is more important: his brother, or his freedom. Starring: Ian Anthony Dale as Jiro Tamura; Julia Chan as Sarah; Takashi Yamaguchi as Sam Tamura; Ava Louise Murchison as Sunny; Farrah Aviva as Firuzeh Ahmadi; Brock Johnson as Leon; Sarah Power as Ashley Krause; Russell Yuen as Jovan Black; Jennifer Gibson as Judge Ruth Pollack.

"Morgan's Story" (Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): A woman leaving a complicated marriage is framed for a crime. Starring: Meaghan Rath as Morgan Knight; Christopher Gorham as Jason Knight; Kashir Amari as James Ubom; Dennis Andres as Eric Knight; Allison Hossack as Kate Chin; Hanneke Talbot as Regina; Christopher Seivight as Alex Breacey; Gianpaolo Venuta as Dean Johnson; Jamillah Ross as Rashida Arain; Stephanie Herrera as Principal Isabel Martinez. Directed by Milan Cheylov, and written by Zakiyyah Alexander.

"Samir's Story" (Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): A limo driver's infatuation with one of his riders leads him down a dark path. Starring: Adam Bakri as Samir Khalil; Anne Bedian as Rita Khalil; Julia Goldani Telles as Alice Baylor; Matthew James Thomas as Tom Braddick; Matthew Edison as ADA Simon Stacher; Daniel Maslany as Eli DeMille; Christopher Russell as Josh; Victor Ertmanis as Branson. Directed by Sameh Zoabi, and written by Arlo Gordon (story) and Arlo Gordon & Daniel Pearle (teleplay).

"Jessie's Story" (Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT): A teenager pressures her mother for the identity of her biological father. Starring: Bebe Wood as Jessie; Betsy Brandt as Kara; Skylar Gaertner as Wyatt; Josh Hamilton as Dominic; Natalie Brown as Andrea; Georgie Anne Murphy as Fern; Keilah Griffiths as Edie. Directed by Michael Offer, and written by Maile Meloy.

"Billy's Story" (Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT; season finale): An aging rocker struggles to help his drug-addicted son. Starring: Keith Carradine as Billy Carlson; Laila Robins as Anne Carlson; Evan Gamble as Leo; Skywalker Hughes as Jo Jo Carlson; Janet Porter as Wendy; Tonjha Richardson as Judge Frances Parker; Glen Michael Grant as Rod Glass; Matthew Tissi as Prosecutor Halloway.

On Thursday, March 23, 2023, FOX announced that it renewed ACCUSED for a second season.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by FOX Entertainment
  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television