Rob Thomas plans modern-day 'Les Miserables' TV series

The man behind "Veronica Mars" wants to bring "Les Miserables" to the small screen.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM   |   0 comments

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- There was much ado about "Les Miserables" last year, when a film adaptation starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway raked in the award nominations. As if two-and-a-half hours of maudlin singing weren't enough for American audiences, Fox has ordered a modern-day television adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic yarn from "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas.

Actor and writer Graham Norris will pen the "contemporary" take on "Les Mis," 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.

No word on whether this version of "Les Mis" will feature unnecessary close-ups or pixie haircuts.

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