‘Goliath’ Executive Producers David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro on Their Latest Legal Series

     October 15, 2016


From executive producers David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, the Amazon original series Goliath is the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) is a down-and-out lawyer who has to go up against the big firm that he helped establish and that his ex-wife (Maria Bello) still works for, and do so in a world where the scales of justice seem to tip toward the rich and powerful.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creators David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro talked about exploring one singular story arc over eight hours, the advantages of doing a series for a streaming service, examining the mechanics of litigation through storytelling, being able to use natural dialogue, why Billy Bob Thornton was the right actor to center this around, what made eight episodes the right amount to tell this story, and how future seasons would be structured.