“Trial 2020” New Television Series Filmed In Valley

Some of the cast and crew of The Trial 2020 are all smiles as they announce the TV show’s premiere. From left are producer Abraham Doe and actors Stan Sessoms, Christian Phyfier, Ella "Arlienne" Scofield, director Phillip Sandle III, and actress Nadine Jackson.

Some of the cast and crew of The Trial 2020 are all smiles as they announce the TV show’s premiere. From left are producer Abraham Doe and actors Stan Sessoms, Christian Phyfier, Ella “Arlienne” Scofield, director Phillip Sandle III, and actress Nadine Jackson.

Written by Rod Grimes

In 2017, a federal court gets aggressive when America starts losing its way around the definitions of right and wrong. Interesting things happen in this new made for TV drama/comedy, The Trial 2020.

The producer, director and some of the cast members of the new television series The Trial 2020 dropped by the Arizona Informant’s office recently to announce the premier date of their new show. The Trial 2020 is produced by a local Black owned production company, Thousand Ton Productions and Anno Domini Films. The show is filmed primarily in the Valley, with a local cast.

The Trial 2020 is a uniquely timed and balanced made for TV drama/comedy involving story lines weaving together judges, boxers, a congressman, an interpretation of marriage; with the underlying theme – searching for justice. It is a “court battle about America herself trying to define right and wrong.

The Trial 2020 is well timed with story lines grabbed from today’s headlines.

Some of the cast members you may know include Nadine Jackson who co-starred with Donny McGurkin in “The Mis-Education of Joy”, and she had a supporting role in “The Coldest Kiss.” Stan Sessoms played the Captain of Police in the movie “Buster Guy Private Eye,” and he also had a role in the movie “Jerry McGuire.” Ella “Arlienne” Scofield had a role in the psyche thriller “The Woman in Blue”, and she also played in “Pizza Wars.”

Phillip Sandle III is an energetic, exciting and up and coming director. Born in Phoenix, he has done work for the “Next Student Academy for the Arts” while still in high school, and founded his own multimedia company “Spotlight Black Media in 2012.

At 25 years of age Sandle III has a bright future, and the Producer has the utmost confidence in his vision. Checkout the Episode 2 trailer at thetrial2020.com to see how adroitly the director, paces the “common law hook-up”.

The producer, Abraham Doe fell in love with film while an undergrad, and is fulfilling his dream. Doe feels there is great deal to be discussed in America, and believes film is a great media for facilitating some of those discussions. Doe has been married for over 30 years and parent of three college graduates. His intent is to make Trial 2020 a regularly programmed show, and then begin to produce feature-length films. Doe created and wrote Trial 2020, and has a fundamental desire to illuminate our justice system without sugarcoating the flaws. He along with the director feel that the truth is not always obvious, and what you can say with accuracy may be even clearer with film.

The Trial 2020 premieres on Saturday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m. on AZTV Channel 13 with a second showing on Saturday, December 20 at 2:30.

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