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Les Miserables Comes to the Small Screen

by Zan Romanoff

August 29, 2013 | 11:04 am

I've mentioned before how thrilled I am that the Veronica Mars movie is, at long last, actually really happening. But what will creator Rob Thomas--who was also a key player in the classic, canceled too soon Party Down-- get up to once that project is finally complete? Apparently he'll be working on a pilot based on the classic 1862 novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. The story has seen numerous adaptations in various media over the course of its 151 year existence; this one, per Deadline, 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." Graham Norris is writing the script, and Thomas will serve as Executive Producer alongside  Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge, faces familiar from their stints on UPN’s Veronica Mars, ABC’s Cupid and the aforementioned (and, I will say again, completely brilliant) Party Down.

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