Goliath (initially named Trial) is a drama web TV series created and released in the USA. The release was carried out by Amazon Studios. Eight episodes of the first season were ordered on the 1st of December 2015 and released on the 14th of October 2016. The plot of the series revolves around a disgraced lawyer. He’s striving to get redemption. The firm that decided to get rid of him deserved revenge. For more info on the plot and the characters scroll down further. The same is for those who want to know Goliath season 2 release date.
Plot & Cast
The script was written by The David E. Kelley in cooperation with Jonathan Shapiro. The central character of the series is Billy McBride (portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton). He’s an attorney addicted to alcohol. Besides, he’s got never-ending problems with his health and family life. In every new episode, he’s in search for redemption against a company that ruined his career of a lawyer. The company he was fired from is now represented by one of his former colleagues and partners (portrayed by William Hurt). Among other characters there’s an ex-prostitute named Brittany (portrayed by Tania Raymonde). She became a legal assistant of Billy and his right hand. The cast also includes Nina Arianda (a stranger), Olivia Thirlby (young associate named Luke), Molly Parker (Billy’s colleague named Callie) and Maria Bello (Billy’s former wife).
The show was positively received both by critics and the viewers. Metacritic gave it a 64 point score out of 100 possible basing on the opinions of 25 critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave season 1 78% rating basing on 32 reviews. The general score given is 6 out of 10 possible. The cast was called excellent with special thanks to Billy Bob Thornton for his compelling performance. Goliath is surely a must-watch series and the show that the channel can be proud of.
Numerous critics agree that the series has a greater story to tell, however, unlike other similar TV drama projects, Goliath lacks time for telling its story to its fullest. Most of the viewers would like to have more details concerning the way Billy picks out members for the jury and witnesses for the trial in general. A number of emotional elements of the show are rushing past without deeper explanation. It results in vague presentation of some of the characters. However, Goliath was created to make the viewers reveal a deeper subtext lying beneath it all.
Second Season Air Date
Unfortunately, there’s no info on further plans on Goliath series, however the potential is great. Second season release date hasn’t been announced. We will inform you when we get more relevant info on the subject.