La loi de…, one of France’s most popular dramas, returns to the US with Gloria’s Law (La loi de Gloria), starring the multiple award-winning Spanish actress, Victoria Abril.

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Gloria’s Law (La loi de Gloria): Victoria Abril as Gloria Mendoza — Photo courtesy of Eurochannel

Unlike previous installments of La loi de…, from Barbara’s Law to Pauline’s Law, the case in Gloria’s Law: The Devil’s Advocate is one that hits too close to home for the eponymous defense attorney.

Gloria Mendoza (Victoria Abril, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, French Twist) is all that and a bag of chips in the courtroom. Before she retired, she defended mobsters and murderers, won every case, and earned the nickname l’avocat du diable, or the Devil’s Advocate.

Life as a pensioner for Gloria is grand… until her daughter dies in a motorcycle accident.

Like her mother, Salomé was a defense lawyer. Her client was Kevin Leroy (Paco Boublard, Caïn), a petty criminal accused of murdering 16-year-old Samantha in Angoulême.

When Gloria discovers irregularities in the police investigation and suspects a link between the attempted murder of Kevin in prison and the suspicious accident that killed Salomé, she picks up where her daughter left off and represents Kevin. Not because she is committed to getting justice for him, necessarily, but because she is desperate to learn the truth of the circumstances behind her daughter’s death.

Helping Gloria with whatever she needs to find her daughter’s murderer is Marc (Jean-Claude Adelin, Blood of the Vine), an old friend and a former (bent) cop. Salomé’s husband, business attorney Frédéric Andro (Julien Baumgartner, Les petits meurtres d’Agatha Christie), serves as her assistant in court. He blames Gloria for Salomé’s death; she still doesn’t know what her daughter saw in him and dislikes him even more now.

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Gloria’s Law (La loi de Gloria): Victoria Abril as Gloria Mendoza and Julien Baumgartner as Frédéric Andro — Photo courtesy of Eurochannel

As Gloria begins to unravel the mystery of who killed Samatha and Salomé, both in and out of the courtroom, the motives become clearer and the outcomes are surprising, not the least of which is how justice gets exacted…

Featuring Alain Fromager (Spiral), Robert Plagnol (Résistance), and Andréa Ferréol (The Judge Is a Woman), Gloria’s Law: The Devil’s Advocate is currently airing on Eurochannel and streaming on Amazon Video in the US.

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Euro TV to Watch: French Legal Drama Gloria’s Law: The Devil’s Advocate, Starring Victoria Abril