I'd been feeling a little David Tennant withdrawal since he left Doctor Who (which I why I started rewatching the series recently). I remembered hearing a while back that he landed the title role in an American series on NBC called Rex Is Not Your Lawyer but that's as far as it went. Well we've finally got our first look at the show or at least the pilot. Prepare yourself for his accent...
Takes a little getting used to, no? The premise of the show itself is a bit odd, especially considering it's a drama. The character of Rex is a very successful lawyer who becomes incapable of appearing in court because of severe panic attacks. Instead of letting his knowledge of the legal system go to waste, he coaches his clients to represent themselves.
Originally the show was set to premiere this past spring but for unknown reasons, did not. In January, word was NBC was still considering Rex for the fall but then was again passed over for the fall 2010 season. Perhaps the release of this clip is an effort to gauge viewer interest or just to appease fans who will never get to see the show come to fruition.
The show also stars Abigail Spencer, Jerry O'Connell, Jane Curtin and Jeffrey Tambour. So what do you think of the bizarre plot for Rex? Is it something you'd watch? Would you give it a shot just for David Tennant?