Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, aka "The Mother Court," this new Shondaland drama coming to ABC follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country—all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom. The For the People tv show is created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. stars Britne Olford as Sandra Bell, Lyndon Smith as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman. Announced as part of the ABC upfront presentation this afternoon, For the People joins several other ABC new shows coming in the 2017|18 season. You can watch trailers for all of the new series coming to ABC!