Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje shines in the trailer for ABC’s “The Fix”

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Let’s get something out of the way: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a terrific actor. I say this because of his roles as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr Eko on Lost, and Simon Adebisi on Oz. In March, Deadline reported that the Nigerian-British actor was set to take up a lead television role opposite Robin Tunney in ABC’s drama pilot The Fix.

Described as part legal thriller, part confessional and part revenge fantasy, The Fix is follows former persecutor Maya Travis (Tunney) who has left Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon after losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media. In the trailer, we see Travis in the courtroom persecuting Steve “Sevvy” Johnson, a charismatic, Oscar-winning actor accused of murdering his wife.

During the course of the trial, Sevvy is always asserting his innocence. At this point, you just have to believe him. Still, these kind of thrillers are designed to mess with you. Eight years later, when there’s the murder of another woman Sevvy is close to, Travis returns to prove he’s guilty. This time, the trial takes on a spectacular proportion, more media publicity and internal plotting.

The Fix is loosely based on the life of Marcia Clark, the lawyer and prosecutor who prosecuted O.J Simpson for allegedly killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson. We aren’t quite sure how big Adewale’s role will be in the series, but he is definitely already a series regular. No official date for the ABC network series has been released, but you can watch the trailer below.

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