Rob Thomas Developing Modern Les Mis at Fox

Rob ThomasAccording to a Deadline exclusive, writer/producer Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) is developing a modern take on Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, written by Graham Norris. It’s “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.” The potential show has landed at Fox. Intriguing . . .