Former US Attorney General Eric Holder’s ‘Main Justice’ lands CBS pilot order

CBS has just ordered a pilot for a show called “Main Justice,”which is inspired by former US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder, who will executive produce the series, is working with writer Sascha Penn to put together the pilot for “Main Justice.” The pilot will tell Holder’s story as he deals with being the youngest person to ever hold the office in the 5th floor of the Department of Justice.

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Holder, who was appointed to the position by Barack Obama, was the 82nd Attorney General and the first African-American to hold the position, meaning he was making history in more ways than one. He served from 2009 to 2015 before returning to his own practice.

In addition to Holder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed will be executive producing, according to Deadline. 

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Holder hasn’t stayed quiet

The move to television may be a new step in Holder’s career, but he’s used to being in the public eye. Even after he left office, he didn’t stay silent, and he’s been vocal about what he thinks of Donald Trump’s administration.

For example, in October, he appeared on CNN to call out the president for lying when he said that Obama never called the families of fallen soldiers.

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“Mr. President, you’ve crossed the line there. And I understand you’ve got a tough job. I generally hold my powder. But that was a line you crossed. It was an unfair thing,” Holder said during an appearance on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper.

He then went on to add, “President Obama, you know, spent a great deal of time dealing with those issues, interacting with people who had suffered those kinds of losses. Relatives of people who had suffered those losses. And to imply that President Obama was not appropriately sensitive, not appropriately involved was something that I was simply not going to allow to go unaddressed. That made me mad in a way few other things have.”

“Stop the damn lying because it was a damn lie,” he concluded.