With the success of Tom Hooper’s Oscar-nominated film and the upcoming Broadway revival,Les Misérables has never been more popular. Sounds like the perfect time to adapt the play into a modern-day law series, right guys?
That’s what Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas must have been thinking, and apparently Fox and actor-writer Graham Norris agreed. They’re developing a pilot that takes the beloved characters from Victor Hugo’s novel and drops them in twenty-first century America. Here’s how Deadline describes the project:
“[T]he contemporary take is a primetime soap about a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life — all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die.”
Everyone loves a good AU fanfic, right?