Fox is Turning ‘Les Misérables’ into a Lawyer Show

Fox is turning Les Misérables into a lawyer show. I just thought you needed to read that twice to allow the full weight of what’s happening here to really sink in. Les Misérables, the iconic Tony Award-winning musical, based on the iconic novel by Victor Hugo, is going to be turned into a TV workplace drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar or some shit.

Les Lawyers!, or whatever this stupid show will be called, is being produced by Rob Thomas (the one who created Veronica Mars, not the one who sang that song with Santana that your dad wouldn’t stop singing in the summer of ’99). Graham Norris wrote the script, which has received a script commitment from Fox. For those wondering how the story of France’s bloody June Rebellion and the saga of Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Éponine and Cosette can be converted into a serial drama, Deadline reports:

[T]he contemporary take is 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.

Presumably, none of the characters in the show will be forced into a life of prostitution before dying cold and alone.