EXCLUSIVE: Global renews Family Law for third season

This is the second early renewal for the Canadian legal drama, produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, which goes to camera in Vancouver on May 24.

Global has renewed its Canadian legal drama Family Law for a third season ahead of its season two premiere.

The 10 x 60-minute third season will begin production in Vancouver on May 24, with creator Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms) returning as showrunner and executive producer. Family Law is produced by Calgary’s SEVEN24 Films and Vancouver’s Lark Productions.

The returning cast includes Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams and Lauren Holly. The series follows three dysfunctional half-siblings working under their father at a family law firm.

Executive producers on Family Law also include SEVEN24 Films’ Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, Lark Productions’ Erin Haskett, and Andy Mikita, who also serves as a director on season three.

Joining Mikita in the director’s chair are Jordan Canning (Schitt’s Creek, The Lake), David Frazee (Vikings) and Alysse Leite-Rogers (A Kindhearted Christmas). Writers on season three include Sarah Dodd (Cardinal), Ken Craw (Heartland), Sonja Bennett (Letterkenny), Corey Liu (The Next Step) and Jordan Hall (Carmilla).

This marks the second early renewal for the series, with season two greenlit months ahead of the series premiere date. Global has not announced the premiere date for season two as of press time.

Season one of Family Law premiered on Global on Sept. 16, and was the No. 1 new Canadian series during the 2021 fall broadcast season, according to Lisa Godfrey, SVP of original content and Corus Studios, in a statement. The series premiere attracted approximately 652,000 viewers, as reported by Numeris. Godfrey added that the renewal is part of Corus Entertainment’s commitment to “creating original Canadian content and compelling storytelling that reflects the lives and interests of Canadians as well as audiences around the world.”

Family Law was acquired by U.S. network the CW earlier this year, with the U.S. premiere set to be announced at a later date, in a deal negotiated by the series’ worldwide distributor Entertainment One.

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