Warner Brothers TV to Adapt ‘Devil’s Advocate’ Into a Series

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Warner Brothers TV to Adapt ‘Devil’s Advocate’ Into a Series

A legal thriller, with a supernatural twist, is on its way to NBC. However, it is no ordinary thriller as Deadline reports that NBC has just put up a pilot commitment on a television drama adaptation of the 1997 Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino film, “Devil’s Advocate.” Read on to learn more about this story.

The film “Devil’s Advocate,” which was released in 1997, was based on a novel of the same name written by Andrew Neiderman. The film, which was directed by Taylor Hackford, starred Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix”) as Kevin, a young ambitious lawyer who finds himself working for a prestigious law firm. However, it turns out that his new boss, John Milton, portrayed by Al Pacino (“The Godfather”), is Lucifer himself.


During the course of the movie, Kevin, who becomes distant from his wife, portrayed by Charlize Theron, discovers that he is the son of Lucifer, and everything that is happening to him has been set up by his father for his own selfish motives. At the end of the film, Kevin is transported back in time to the very beginning of the film, where he was defending a teacher, who he found  guilty of the crime. In a display of a change in heart, Kevin decides not to continue defending the teacher. However, at the very last moments of the film, it is seen that Lucifer is back in business, trying to meddle with Kevin’s life. The film was touted as an excellent study in character, a morality play and a supernatural legal thriller.

According to Deadline, NBC has placed a pilot commitment for the planned television adaptation, which will be coming from Warner Brothers TV. The series will be penned by Matt Venne (“Bag of Bones”).

The series does not have a confirmed cast yet, but the basic premise of the television show will be similar to the film. It will still center around a young lawyer who ends up working for a prestigious law firm, which, unbeknowest to him, is run by Lucifer.

Warner Brothers TV will be producing the series alongside John Wells Productions. Arnold Kopelson, John Wells and Andrew Stearne will produce the series, while writer Matt Venne will serve as the co-executive producer.

And that’s the latest news on the upcoming pilot commitment of NBC to Warner Brothers TV’s television adaptation of the 1997 film “Devil’s Advocate.” For more news on upcoming television shows and movies, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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