The popular classic “Les Miserables” could make it to television screens, as a series adaptation is in the works by creator of Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas, announced The Huffington Post.
Thomas is working with Graham Norris to create a modern-day version of the original novel, written by Victor Hugo. According to Deadline, this adaptation is described as 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.”
Producing the series will be Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas Prods. Fox has made a script commitment plus penalty, noted The Huffington Post. Thomas is also currently involved in the much anticipated “Veronica Mars” movie.
“Les Miserables” has been popular in musical theater productions since the 80s and was a huge hit on the big screen with 2012’s film by Tom Hooper starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. The movie version was nominated for several Oscars and Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress.
There has been no word on when the series will make it to air on Fox.