UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- NBC has announced it is planning a live staging of Aaron Sorkin's celebrated play A Few Good Men in early 2017.
Set in 1986 and taking place in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, A Few Good Men centers on military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee, who is asked to defend three Marines on trial for murder, a press release noted.
Casting and a specific airdate will be announced at a later date, the network said.
"I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play A Few Good Men, which seems as timely as ever today," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement Wednesday. "Aaron is one of the most acclaimed theater, television and film authors of our time, and I am pleased that the live event business that we pioneered with musicals is now expanding into other genres and attracting artists of his caliber. I look forward to his collaboration with our 'A-team' producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to bring another exciting piece of live drama to a broad audience."
"I've been incredibly impressed watching NBC resurrect live musical theater for television and I'm eager to team up with Craig and Neil to help bring live drama back as well," added Sorkin.
Sorkin's work includes the TV series The Newsroom and The West Wing, as well as the films Steve Jobs and The Social Network.