What Will Sarah Shahi Be Facing in Her New USA Series?


"Laws were made by people, and people are often wrong."


That's the mantra for Sarah Shahi's titular character in USA's new legal drama, Facing Kate. The show, executive produced by Michael Sardo and Steve Sark, focuses on the world of lawyers who, like Kate, resign from practicing law and simply mediate clients' disagreements.


"Mediation is exploding in this country, exploding all over the world," Sardo said Friday at the Television Critics Association fall TV preview. "Kate is someone who rebels against the one-size-fits-all mentality of the law."


"I've been waiting to play a character like this," Shahi said of Kate, who is someone that gravitates towards danger for the greater good. "My history with roles in the past has always been bad girls. I wanted to play something that was similar to me in a way that it was upbeat. She's a beautiful mess. Her flaws, at the end of the day, are what make her interesting."


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