Your Honor (miniseries)

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Your Honor
Your Honor (miniseries) Title Card.png
Based on
  • Ron Ninio
  • Shlomo Mashiach
Developed byPeter Moffat
Music byVolker Bertelmann
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes7
Executive producers
  • Debra Lovatelli
  • Todd Lewis
  • Dewayne Darian Jones
  • Joey Hartstone
  • Tim Murrell
  • Michael Ruscio
  • Lynne Willingham
  • Jennifer Barbot
Running time54–63 minutes
Production companies
  • King Size Productions
  • Moonshot Entertainment
  • CBS Studios
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseDecember 6, 2020 (2020-12-06) –
present (present)
External links

Your Honor is an American limited series starring Bryan Cranston, adapted from the Israeli TV series Kvodo (Hebrew: כבודו‎).[1][2] It premiered on Showtime on December 6, 2020.[3]


When the teenaged son of a prominent New Orleans judge accidentally kills another teen in a hit-and-run, the judge urges him to turn himself in to the police, but changes his mind when he learns the victim was the son of a local mafia kingpin. The judge's attempts to dispose of the evidence leads to tragic consequences for another teen.



  • Bryan Cranston as Michael Desiato, an honorable New Orleans judge, willing to do anything to protect his son's life
  • Hunter Doohan as Adam Desiato, Michael's son who is involved in a hit and run that killed the son of the head of an organized crime family in New Orleans
  • Hope Davis as Gina Baxter, the ruthless wife of Jimmy
  • Sofia Black-D'Elia as Frannie, Adam's teacher who is having an affair with him
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Charlie, a politician with connections to organized crime and Michael's best friend
  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Jimmy Baxter, the mob boss of the organized crime family
  • Carmen Ejogo as Lee Delamere, Michael's former protégé and a lawyer whom he convinces to take Kofi's case


  • Lilli Kay as Fia Baxter, Gina and Jimmy's only daughter
  • Amy Landecker as Nancy Costello, a detective Michael turns to for help
  • Tony Curran as Frankie, an associate of Jimmy's criminal organization
  • Keith Machekanyanga as Little Mo, the right-hand man of the Desire gang leader in the Lower Ninth Ward
  • Lamar Johnson as Kofi Jones, a young black man who was forced by Little Mo to take the fall for Adam's hit and run
  • Benjamin Flores Jr. as Eugene Jones, Kofi's younger brother
  • Maura Tierney as Fiona McKee, a prosecutor in Michael's court
  • Jimi Stanton as Carlo Baxter, Gina and Jimmy's eldest son, serving a sentence for murder at Angola Prison
  • Chet Hanks as Joey Maldini, Carlo’s best friend who also works for Jimmy
  • Andrene Ward-Hammond as Big Mo, the leader of the Desire gang
  • David Maldonado as Lt. Brendan Cusack, a corrupt NOPD officer with ties to Jimmy, the Desire gang and Charlie
  • Melanie Nicholls-King as Female Jones, Kofi and Eugene's mother

Special guest stars[edit]

  • Lorraine Toussaint as Judge Sara LeBlanc, the chief justice at the same courthouse where Michael works
  • Margo Martindale as Elizabeth Guthrie, a senator and Michael's mother-in-law


No.Title [4]Directed byWritten by [5]Original air date [4]U.S. viewers
1"Part One"Edward BergerTeleplay by : Peter MoffatDecember 6, 2020 (2020-12-06)0.449[6]
2"Part Two"Edward BergerPeter MoffatDecember 13, 2020 (2020-12-13)0.658[7]
3"Part Three"Edward BergerAlison McDonaldDecember 20, 2020 (2020-12-20)0.537[8]
4"Part Four"Clark JohnsonDavid MatthewsDecember 27, 2020 (2020-12-27)0.467[9]
5"Part Five"Clark JohnsonDewayne Darian JonesJanuary 3, 2021 (2021-01-03)[a]0.563[11]
6"Part Six"Clark JohnsonJennifer CacicioJanuary 10, 2021 (2021-01-10)0.500[12]
7"Part Seven"Eva SørhaugJoey HartstoneJanuary 17, 2021 (2021-01-17)0.745[13]
8"Part Eight"TBAFrank BaldwinJanuary 31, 2021 (2021-01-31)[14]TBD
9"Part Nine"TBAJennifer CacicioFebruary 7, 2021 (2021-02-07)TBD
10"Part Ten"TBATBAFebruary 14, 2021 (2021-02-14)TBD



The series was first announced as being developed by CBS Studios in August 2017,[15] with a series commitment in October 2017.[16] The series premiered on December 6, 2020.[3]


Bryan Cranston was announced to headline the series in late January 2019.[2] In August 2019, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Carmen Ejogo and Isiah Whitlock Jr. were added to the cast.[17][18] In September 2019, Hope Davis was cast in a leading capacity, with Lilli Kay and Amy Landecker joining in a recurring role.[19][20] Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson and Benjamin Flores, Jr. were added in October 2019, with Margo Martindale joining in December 2019.[21][22] In October 2020, Maura Tierney joined the cast in a recurring role.[23]


Principal photography for the series began on September 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana, but was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[24] Production resumed on October 7, 2020 and was scheduled to conclude on November 25, 2020.[25]


Critical response[edit]

For the miniseries, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 44% based on 36 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Bryan Cranston is powerful as yet another father with nothing to lose, but Your Honor too closely resembles other, better shows about good men doing bad things to warrant its relentlessly grim proceedings."[26] Metacritic gave the miniseries a weighted average score of 60 out of 100 based on 26 critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[27]


Viewership and ratings per episode of Your Honor
No. Title Air date Rating
1 "Part One" December 6, 2020 0.04 0.449[6]
2 "Part Two" December 13, 2020 0.13 0.658[7]
3 "Part Three" December 20, 2020 0.07 0.537[8]
4 "Part Four" December 27, 2020 0.06 0.467[9]
5 "Part Five" January 3, 2021 0.08 0.563[11]
6 "Part Six" January 10, 2021 0.07 0.500[12]
7 "Part Seven" January 17, 2021 0.10 0.745[13]


  1. ^ "Part 5" was released early for streaming and on-demand on December 31, 2020, ahead of its Showtime Sunday premiere.[10]


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  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2019). "Bryan Cranston To Headline 'Your Honor' Legal Drama Series For Showtime – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Gelman, Vlada (October 22, 2020). "TVLine Items: Your Honor Gets Court Date, Extra SNL Episode and More". TVLine. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
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  5. ^ "Your Honor". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
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  7. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 15, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.13.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 22, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.20.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 30, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.27.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (December 29, 2020). "'Your Honor': Fifth Episode Of Bryan Cranston's Legal Drama To Get Early Release On Showtime". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (January 6, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.3.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  12. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (January 12, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.10.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (January 20, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.17.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  14. ^ "Your Honor - Season 1 Episode 8, Part Eight". Showtime. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 23, 2017). "CBS TV Studios Sets 'Your Honor' Drama From Peter Moffat And Robert & Michelle King Based On Israeli Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 19, 2017). "Showtime Nabs 'Your Honor' Legal Drama From Peter Moffat, Robert & Michelle King and CBS Studios With Series Commitment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (August 2, 2019). "'Your Honor': Michael Stuhlbarg & Sofia Black-D'Elia Join Showtime Legal Drama – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (August 20, 2019). "'Your Honor': Carmen Ejogo & Isiah Whitlock Jr. Join Bryan Cranston In Showtime Legal Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (September 10, 2019). "'Your Honor': Hope Davis Cast As Series Regular, Lilli Kay To Recur In Showtime Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  20. ^ Porter, Rick (September 27, 2019). "'Transparent' Star Joins Bryan Cranston-Led Showtime Thriller (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  21. ^ Petski, Denise (October 18, 2019). "'Your Honor': Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson & Benjamin Flores Jr. Join Showtime Legal Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  22. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (December 12, 2019). "Margo Martindale Set To Recur On 'Your Honor' At Showtime". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  23. ^ White, Peter (October 21, 2020). "Maura Tierney To Recur On Showtime's Bryan Cranston Limited Legal Drama 'Your Honor'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  24. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 16, 2020). "Coronavirus: TV Shows That Have Halted Or Delayed Production Amid Outbreak". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  25. ^ "Current Productions - Film New Orleans". Film New Orleans. Archived from the original on October 21, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  26. ^ "Your Honor: Miniseries (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  27. ^ "Your Honor". Metacritic. Retrieved January 3, 2021.

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