Marlee Matlin to Make Directorial Debut with Accused


Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin (CODA) is set to make her directorial debut with FOX’s new anthology drama Accused.

Based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning crime anthology of the same name, each episode of Accused opens in a courtroom and slowly reveals how the ordinary defendant was caught up in an extraordinary situation. Matlin’s episode will feature a deaf woman who becomes a surrogate and commits a crime of advocacy and protection.

The series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and FOX Entertainment and developed and executive produced by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). Additional executive producers are Alex Gansa (24, Homeland), David Shore (The Good Doctor, House), Glenn Geller, Erin Gunn, Jimmy McGovern, Sita Williams, Roxy Spencer, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, All3Media America’s Jacob Cohen-Holmes and All3Media International’s Louise Pedersen. McGovern created the original series.

“I could not be more excited for the opportunity to direct, and to work on a project with such esteemed, talented and skilled producers, writers, cast and crew,” Matlin said. “I’ve never shied away from challenges, and having the opportunity to be one of the first female, Deaf directors in television is one I am looking forward to.”