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WATCH: Trailer for 'Scandal' Star Tony Goldwyn's New Legal Drama 'The Divide'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 18, 2014 at 4:40PM

Tony Goldwyn -- aka POTUS from "Scandal" -- has a new show in the works now that the most recent season of the guilty-pleasure series starring Kerry Washington has wrapped. But he won't be acting. He's writing and producing.
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Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant III on 'Scandal'
Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant III on 'Scandal'

Tony Goldwyn -- aka POTUS from "Scandal" -- has a new show in the works now that the most recent season of the guilty-pleasure series starring Kerry Washington has wrapped. But he won't be acting. He's writing and producing. 

The new project is called "The Divide," and Goldwyn collaborated with Richard LaGravenese ("Behind the Candelabra"). It centers on an Innocence Initiative caseworker (Marin Ireland of "Homeland") who's fighting to halt the nearing execution of a Death Row inmate (Chris Bauer), wrongly accused of the murder of a family.

Goldwyn has focused on the Innocence Project for years now; he directed 2010's "Conviction," starring Hilary Swank as a woman who puts herself through law school to come to the defense of her imprisoned brother.

Here's the trailer for "The Divide":

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