ABC turning THE LINCOLN LAWYER into TV series

MovieTVABCby Jim Napier

ABC is currenlty developing The Lincoln Lawyer into a TV series. Variety reports that the network has commisioned a script from Lionsgate that would turn the feature film into a drama series. The project is being co-produced by Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment, who were behind the feature film. The pilot episode is being penned by screenwriter John Romano and the books author Michael Connelly, and will serve as executive producers along with Joel Gotler and Lakeshore's Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg.

The film starred Matthew McConaughey as "a criminal defense attorney who does business from the back of a chauffeured Town Car." The film was better than I expected and it did decent at the box office, with a $58 million domestic take and an additional $17 million overseas.

There are five different novels that feature Michael "Mickey" Haller as a character, so there will be a bunch of material ready. This marks the second film turned into a TV series recently. NBC has The Firm,  another legal-themed show lined up for midseason.

What are your thoughts on this news? Does this sound like a show you are interested in seeing?

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