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HBO has given a pilot order to Criminal Justice, a new crime drama starring James Gandolfini, Deadline reports.
Criminal Justice, based on a 2008 BBC series of the same name, tells the stories of people who have been accused of murder, according to the report. Gandolfini (The Sopranos) will play Jack Stone, a jailhouse lawyer tasked with representing a Pakistani-American man who has been charged with a woman's murder. The actor will also executive-produce the series.