|Developed by||Peter Moffat|
|Music by||Volker Bertelmann|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||52–63 minutes|
|Original release||December 6, 2020 –|
February 14, 2021
Your Honor is an American limited series starring Bryan Cranston, adapted from the Israeli TV series Kvodo (Hebrew: כבודו). It premiered on Showtime on December 6, 2020.
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.
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by ||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Part One"||Edward Berger||Teleplay by : Peter Moffat||December 6, 2020||0.449|
This episode's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. (March 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Michael Desiato is a respected New Orleans Judge. His son, Adam, suffers from asthma. In the morning, Adam is revealed to be sleeping with a young woman. On the anniversary of his mother's death, he visits the spot where she was killed in the 9th Ward. He gets spooked by a gang who looks threatening, and quickly drives away. Scared, he begins suffering from an asthmatic attack, which gets worse when the gang starts chasing him. Unable to find his inhaler, he begins to suffer even more and accidentally hits Rocco Baxter, who was riding his motorcycle. Adam gets out and finds him near death struggling to survive. Adam tries to help Rocco and calls 9-1-1 with Rocco's phone, but cannot think straight and drives away after Rocco dies. He confesses what happened to his father, who tells him he must turn himself in and that he can probably make a good case for himself. When Michael goes to the station, he learns the boy Adam killed is the son of Jimmy Baxter, the head of the largest organized crime group in New Orleans. Knowing he will have Adam killed, Michael tells him that they have to cover it up. A man working for Jimmy finds Adam's inhaler at the scene and keeps it to himself. Michael cleans the evidence and throws it in the river, but their dog steals a piece of bloodied cloth and hides it in the house.
|2||"Part Two"||Edward Berger||Peter Moffat||December 13, 2020||0.658|
This episode's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. (March 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Michael asks Charlie to get rid of Adam's car; Charlie obliges but just pawns it off to a random teen - Kofi Jones- and does not destroy it. Adam is revealed to be having sex with his teacher, Frannie. Michael and Adam create an alibi for the day of the hit and run. Michael reports the car as stolen, expecting it to be destroyed. However, Kofi is arrested driving the car due to running a red light and driving a stolen car. Michael goes to pick it up and sets up a story with Det. Costello about how it could have been stolen. A piece of Rocco's bike falls from under the car, revealing to the police that this car killed Rocco. Kofi is arrested for the murder and taken to be interrogated by Little Mo, who wants Rocco's phone and the info it houses. If Kofi does not plead guilty, his family will be killed. Because of his gang tattoos and the revelation he is part of a gang, he is sentenced without parole and takes the fall for the hit and run. Michael asks a former friend, Lee, to take up Kofi's case. Jimmy awaits the DNA results from Adam's inhaler, leaving Michael and Adam with the problem of having it left at the scene. Michael also is upset to learn that Adam saw many witnesses after the hit and run. Jimmy believes Rocco was killed as retaliation from a fellow crime boss. Michael and Adam contemplate their next steps, both visibly upset about what has happened.
|3||"Part Three"||Edward Berger||Alison McDonald||December 20, 2020||0.537|
|Adam begins acting erratically and taking pictures of the scene of the crime, among other things. Lee begins working on Kofi's case and learns that he was tortured by the police when being questioned. Charlie expresses to Michael that they are in over their heads. Adam confesses to Frannie that he was the one who killed Rocco. Carlo Baxter is given permission to attend Rocco's funeral, at which Michael sees that Carlo is being transferred to Kofi's prison; he tries to arrange for Kofi's protection there. Lee arranges for Kofi released from his charges due to lack of evidence: on the night before his release, Kofi is transferred to Carlo's cell.|
|4||"Part Four"||Clark Johnson||David Matthews||December 27, 2020||0.467|
This episode's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. (March 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Kofi was murdered in prison by Carlo, but the prison authorities are not treating it as suspicious. Charlie and Michael choose to double down on the story they have concocted. Frannie fears that Adam will reveal their relationship. Michael and Lee tell Female of Kofi's death. Gina pressures Jimmy to do more to avenge Rocco's death, and Fia upsets her parents by no longer believing in God. Lee and Michael start a relationship. Adam is suspended from school after fighting with a friend. This leads to a visit from Elizabeth, Michael's mother-in-law, who is suspicious of him and Adam as she knows they did not visit Robin's grave on her anniversary. Nancy, Charlie and Lee are with them at dinner, discussing Kofi's arrest and murder, as the dog finds the piece of bloodied clothing. Michael distracts attention, but argues outside with Adam. Female's house is blown up.
|5||"Part Five"||Clark Johnson||Dewayne Darian Jones||January 3, 2021[a]||0.563|
|6||"Part Six"||Clark Johnson||Jennifer Cacicio||January 10, 2021||0.500|
|7||"Part Seven"||Eva Sørhaug||Joey Hartstone||January 17, 2021||0.745|
|8||"Part Eight"||Eva Sørhaug||Frank Baldwin||January 31, 2021||0.662|
|9||"Part Nine"||Eva Sørhaug||Jennifer Cacicio||February 7, 2021||0.582|
|10||"Part Ten"||Bryan Cranston||Peter Moffat||February 14, 2021||0.742|
The series was first announced as being developed by CBS Studios in August 2017, with a series commitment in October 2017. The series premiered on December 6, 2020.
Bryan Cranston was announced to headline the series in late January 2019. In August 2019, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Carmen Ejogo and Isiah Whitlock Jr. were added to the cast. In September 2019, Hope Davis was cast in a leading capacity, with Lilli Kay and Amy Landecker joining in a recurring role. Tony Curran, Keith Machekanyanga, Lamar Johnson and Benjamin Flores, Jr. were added in October 2019, with Margo Martindale joining in December 2019. In October 2020, Maura Tierney joined the cast in a recurring role.
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. Production resumed on October 7, 2020, and concluded on November 25, 2020.
For the miniseries, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 51% based on 47 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.21/10. 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." Metacritic gave the miniseries a weighted average score of 60 out of 100 based on 28 critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
|1||"Part One"||December 6, 2020||0.04||0.449|
|2||"Part Two"||December 13, 2020||0.13||0.658|
|3||"Part Three"||December 20, 2020||0.07||0.537|
|4||"Part Four"||December 27, 2020||0.06||0.467|
|5||"Part Five"||January 3, 2021||0.08||0.563|
|6||"Part Six"||January 10, 2021||0.07||0.500|
|7||"Part Seven"||January 17, 2021||0.10||0.745|
|8||"Part Eight"||January 31, 2021||0.10||0.662|
|9||"Part Nine"||February 7, 2021||0.07||0.582|
|10||"Part Ten"||February 14, 2021||0.09||0.742|