'The Fix': Robin Tunney Channels Marcia Clark in New Legal Thriller
ABC, Monday, March 18, 10/9c
By Kellie Freeze
On Monday, Robin Tunney returns to television in ABC’s The Fix as a former Los Angeles district attorney who gets another chance to prosecute the A-list celeb she feels got away with murder.
Eight years after the murder prosecution of movie star Severen “Sevvy” Johnson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) ended in a crushing defeat, Maya Travis (Tunney) is lured from her peaceful life in rural Washington state after another woman with ties to the star is murdered. Faced with a second chance to prosecute, Maya is set on justice, redemption … and revenge. “When somebody’s out for revenge, they never think they are,” laughs Tunney.
The drama unearths deeply rooted secrets and shocking twists around every corner, and nothing — even the facts — is as it seems. Tunney compares the frenetic, edge-of-your-seat action to her prior series Prison Break and promises jaw-dropping cliffhangers to keep viewers guessing. “You’re positive who did it, and then all of a sudden you’re like, ‘No!’”
The legal thriller comes from executive producers and cowriters Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain and Marcia Clark, lead prosecutor on the O.J. Simpson murder trial and now a bestselling author.
Tunney shares, “I am so happy and proud to, in my lifetime, work on a show that was created by three women, directed by a woman, produced by a woman!”
And although Clark and Maya share similarities — each is a brilliant prosecutor villainized for doing her job — “clearly the character is not Marcia Clark,” Tunney says. “It’s entertainment; it’s a revenge drama concocted by Marcia Clark. It’s a nighttime series, and it’s not meant to be the truth. I think it’s trying to say some things about our legal system and how our culture treats powerful women, but at the end of the day, it’s relentlessly entertaining.”
In this series, Tunney not only is free to explore a character with professional integrity and conviction who is emotional and emotionally complex, but she also gets to share delicious and high-con?ict, high-stakes scenes with Akinnuoye Agbaje, as well as costars Scott Cohen, Adam Rayner, Merrin Dungey, Breckin Meyer, Marc Blucas and Mouzam Makkar.
“It’s fun to break things. It’s fun to yell,” laughs Tunney, when asked about shooting the series’ intense scenes. “I don’t do it in my own life, so it’s so fun!”
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