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Cast

Character Actor
Stanton Infeld Malcolm McDowell
Jared Franklin Breckin Meyer
Steven Bash Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Carmen Dana Davis
   Reed Diamond
  Garcelle Beauvais
DeeDee Mircea Monroe 
Debbie Wilcox Alexandra Holden
Janie Ross Claire Coffee
Reporter Robert Pralgo
Worker IronE Singleton
Annie Benton Melissa Ponzio
Neal Bryant Joe Knezevich
Corporate Client Justin Price
Tommy Donegan Mike Pniewski
Jury Woman Christina Bibby
Judge Emerson Clayton Landey
Attorney Keith Allen Hayes

Directed & Written by Kevin Falls and Bill Chais

News

TV pilot shooting in Atlanta: TBS’s ‘Franklin and Bash’ with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Malcolm McDowell
3/17/10, by Rodney Ho

    Local actor Ric Reitz, who tracks local TV and movie productions, said two scripted TV pilots will start shooting in Atlanta within the next month. Atlanta-based TBS has committed to a one-hour comedy pilot called “Franklin and Bash” starring Breckin Meyer (”Road Trip,” “Rat Race”), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue, Raising the Bar) and the incomparable Malcolm McDowell. It’s set to start taping in Atlanta next week. Here’s a description from a Hollywood Reporter story:
    “Bash,” from Sony TV, writers Kevin Falls and Bill Chais and producer Jamie Tarses, revolves around Jared Franklin (Meyer) and Steven Bash (Gosselaar), two street lawyers and lifelong friends who, after taking down a white-shoe law firm in a high-profile case, are recruited by the firm’s patriarch [McDowell]. Bash has an uncanny ability to connect with a jury and judge, and Franklin is bent on sticking it to the Man. Gosselaar was most recently on sister station TNT in a law series called “Raising the Bar,” which lasted two seasons. Unlike broadcast networks, cable networks don’t create as many pilots and when they do, the odds the show will make it to series is far higher.

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Pictures

Huge promo photo of the cast
Cast Photo

Promo of Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer

Press Release

5/14/10 TNT Greenlights Lawyer Buddy Series Franklin & Bash, Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer

    TNT has given the greenlight to the buddy lawyer series Franklin & Bash, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association Sony Pictures Television. Franklin & Bash is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais. Falls and Chais wrote the pilot. "Franklin & Bash is a hugely entertaining, smart and funny take on the legal procedural," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "After viewing the outstanding pilot, we realized that its emphasis on quirky, likeable characters and solid procedural structure make it an ideal addition to our current line-up of series on TNT. As an odd-couple pair of lawyers, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer play off each other extremely well. With the outstanding cast around them, plus Kevin Falls and Bill Chais' great words, we're very excited about bringing this series to TNT." In Franklin & Bash, two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Meyer plays Jared Franklin, who has a knack for connecting with jury and judge. Gosselaar is Steven Bash, who loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. In addition to Gosselaar and Meyer, Franklin and Bash stars Malcolm McDowell as Stanton Infeld, a Renaissance man and the patriarch of the law firm that recruits the two lawyers. Also starring are Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond and Garcelle Beauvais.

Synopsis - Official

In Franklin & Bash, two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Breckin Meyer plays Jared Franklin, who has a knack for connecting with jury and judge and Mark-Paul Gosselaar is Steven, who loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets.

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