'Les Miserables' as a present-day TV series?

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For those that dreamed a dream of weekly Les Misérables viewing, Fox has got you covered.

Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Graham Norris’s modern-day take on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables has gotten a script order from Fox, EW has confirmed.

The Norris-written drama, executive produced by Thomas, will be 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,” according to Deadline.
No word yet on whether the modern-day Jean Valjean will be singing his closing arguments, but it’s unlikely.

The perennial favorite story of Les Misérables has seen renewed interest over the past year, with the Oscar-nominated movie musical premiering last December and a new Broadway production set to premiere in March 2014.

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