Warner Bros. and NBC Bringing ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ to Television


Devil's Advocate TV show in development at NBC
Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
Photo: Warner Bros.

Clearly the new trend is to not only bring one-popular television shows to the big screen, but now to bring movies to the small screen. We’ve seen some success with “Fargo” and “Hannibal” or, if not success, certainly some rabid fanbases. Right now HBO is developing a series adaptation of Westworld with a massive ensemble cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Miranda Otto, Thandie Newton, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden and Kyle Bornheimer, NBC is setting their sites on The Devil’s Advocate, the 1997 feature from director Taylor Hackford that starred Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Threron.

[amz asin=”B00860YHRS” size=”small”]Deadline reports producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing the show to NBC with a teleplay written by Matt Venne (“Bag of Bones”, “The Exorcism of Molly Harley”), bringing back to life the movie that centered on a public defender who joins a law firm only to realize it’s run by the Devil himself.

There’s no additional word on whether or not Wells will direct, as he is currently filming Chef starring Bradley Cooper, but I would have to think it would be a strong possibility.

Personally, The Devil’s Advocate is a guilty pleasure of mine and just the mere mention of it makes me want to revisit it. It’s definitely has some issues, but it’s a whole lot of fun.

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