Global reveals its 2023/24 broadcast season slate, so let’s take a closer look at the new series.
Global’s first new pick-up is Matlock starring Emmy and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Madeline “Matty” Matlock. A brilliant septuagenarian who achieved success in her younger years and decides to rejoin the workforce. She chooses a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanour and wily tactics to win cases. Olympia (Skye P. Marshall), a senior attorney and key rainmaker with a thirst for justice has Matlock work under her.
Olympia’s ex-husband, Julian (Jason Ritter), the son of the head of the firm, is intrigued by Matty and her clever skills. As Matty endeavours to establish herself in her new high-stakes world, she works alongside the firm’s younger associates – the charismatic Billy (David Del Rio) and the uber ambitious Sarah (Leah Lewis).
Elsbeth, starring Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni. An astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City. Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce). Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth’s insightful and offbeat ways. Elsbeth is based on the character featured in The Good Wife and The Good Fight.
Then, Doc follows hard-charging Chief of Internal & Family Medicine Dr. Amy Elias after she suffers a brain injury during a car accident and loses her memory of the last eight years. Forced to re-acclimate to the present—with no recollection of a tragedy in her personal life and bereft of the medical knowledge she’s accrued over this time she must return to being an intern and somehow rebuild her life from the fractured pieces which remain. Based on the globally acclaimed Italian television series, Doc – Nelle tue mani, created by Lux Vide, a Freemantle company.
Big laughs are also on the Global schedule with Poppa’s House, starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. Wayans stars as legendary radio host and happily divorced “Poppa” who has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host (Essence Atkins) is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son (Damon Wayans Jr.), a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.
Next, coming this fall, new Global original Robyn Hood follows Robyn Loxley. She is a young woman who runs the masked hip-hop band, The Hood. They are infamous for their inventive videos and anti-authoritarian message. She lives in Sherwood Towers, a community of rental high-rises in a working-class corner of New Nottingham. Here the cost of living has skyrocketed, leaving an ever-widening gap between the rich and everyone else. Robyn finds herself fighting for her home and her family. She finds herself pitted against local property developer John Prince and The Sheriff of New Nottingham. Robyn and her band The Hood decide to fight back, righting the wrongs of the corrupt elite to give back.