"Veronica Mars" and "Party Down" creator Rob Thomas and actor/writer Graham Norris are teaming on a primetime soap inspired by "Les Misérables". The project has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty.
This will have nothing to do with the famed 1980 musical though, rather it's a contemporary drama inspired by the original 1862 Victor Hugo novel. It's a similar approach to ABC's "Revenge" which drew inspiration from Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo".
The story follows a 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. He must also stay one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die.
Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge will executive produce the series which Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas Prods. are slated to begin production on in the near future.