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Addition of Maura Tierney a strong argument in favor of ‘Your Honor’

Maura Tierney (pictured in "The Affair") has joined the cast of "Your Honor," which is due on Showtime in December.
Maura Tierney (pictured in "The Affair") has joined the cast of "Your Honor," which is due on Showtime in December.Mark Schafer/SHOWTIME

I was thinking that “Your Honor” just wasn’t sounding good enough. The 10-part limited series, set in New Orleans, is due on Showtime in December, just when we might need an especially engaging crime drama.

OK, so it stars Bryan Cranston, who plays a judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to all kinds of big mistakes. OK, so it is adapted from an Israeli series, like a few other amazing American series including “Homeland” and “In Treatment.” OK, so it is executive produced by “The Good Wife” duo Robert and Michelle King, and Peter Moffat of “The Night Of,” who is also writing it. But still…

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Now comes the announcement that Maura Tierney, former local and former star of “The Affair,” has joined the cast. Yup, that’s what it needed. Her character’s name? Fiona McKee. Also in the cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black D’Elia, Carmen Ejogo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Hope Davis, Margo Martindale, and Amy Landecker.


Matthew Gilbert can be reached at matthew.gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.