On the path to justice, there shall stand The Defenders. One of television's most respected dramas finally arrives on DVD with The Defenders: Season One. E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed star as Lawrence and Kenneth Preston, a father-and-son team of defense attorneys specializing in complex and challenging cases, many of which explored real-world concerns which still resonate with audiences today. An unquestionable champion of quality television, The Defenders: Season One is at long last in session.
Created by Reginald Rose (Twelve Angry Men), The Defenders was an Emmy award-winning series many times over, with a well-earned reputation as one of the most socially conscious series ever to air on television. In addition to its critical accolades, Season One's thirty-two episodes feature guest appearances from a litany of tremendous stars, including Jack Klugman, William Shatner, Ossie Davis, Richard Thomas, Frank Gorshin, Eva Gabor, Robert Duvall, Robert Loggia, Martin Sheen, Julie Newmar, and more.
Before Robert Reed was "Mike Brady" on The Brady Bunch
, and before E.G. Marshall's turn on The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
, they teamed up together to become The Defenders
. The 1961 show ran on CBS for 4 seasons, and the first of those clocked in at 32 episodes.
Today Shout! Factory has announced that The Defenders - Season 1
is coming out on July 12th
as a 9-DVD set priced at $44.99 SRP. Cover art is below, and Shout! says that "Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.
" You can pre-order it now from either Amazon or from Shout!'s own online webstore: