Ramon Rodriguez joins NBC drama pilot Prism
Ramon Rodriguez (The Defenders) is set to star in NBC’s legal drama pilot Prism, Variety has confirmed. Rodriguez will play Eduardo Guaty, a hard-hitting prosecutor. The actor, who has starred in The Affair, Iron Fist, and The Wire, joins cast members Malin Akerman and Mykelti Williamson.
Written by Daniel Barnz, who also directs, Prism is inspired by Rashomon, the 1950 Japanese period psychological thriller directed by Akira Kurosawa (who used the Rashomon Effect plot device which involves various characters providing contradictory interpretations of the same incident). Prism is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved.
Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.
Daniel Barnz and Ben Barnz executive produce the project along with Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz. Universal TV produces in association with We’re Not Brothers and Carol Mendelsohn Prods.