Mortimer Plans “Rumpole of the Bailey” Remake

Mortimer Plans Rumpole Of The Bailey Remake

Emily Mortimer (“The Newsroom,” “Mary Poppins Returns”) is set produce a reboot of the classic British legal drama series “Rumpole of the Bailey” – a show that Mortimer’s father John Mortimer originally created.

Presently in the early stages of development, King Bee and eOne will produce the new take on the series which ran from 1978-1992 and starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly barrister in London who defended a weird and wonderful mix of clients.

Mortimer has reportedly ‘reimagined’ the series with her and sister Rosie writing the script for a “very modern take”. Polly Williams (“Hotel Babylon”) will co-produce.

Source: Deadline