A series based on a John Grisham bestseller may become an NBC show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
NBC is in discussions to pick up a 22-episode series based on the 1991 book “The Firm,” produced by eOne Television in association with Sony Pictures Television’s Networks Group and Paramount Pictures, the article notes.
Paramount, which produced the 1993 hit movie based on the novel, owns rights to the book. The film–featuring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman–was the fourth highest-grossing movie in the U.S. in 1993, with box office receipts reaching just under $160 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
The pilot picks up 10 years after where the movie ends, with the hero having just left the Federal Witness Protection Program and finding that his life is still in danger.