The Rainmaker is coming to CBS. Deadline reports the network has ordered a new pilot based on the John Grisham novel.
First published in 1995, the drama “centers on a young lawyer who thinks he’s about to have it all – a six-figure salary and a beautiful fiancée – but suddenly finds all that ripped away, squaring off against the behemoth firm he dreamed of joining, in a case that could get him killed.”
Code Black creator Michael Seitzman and Brett Mahoney are writing the pilot and will executive produce alongside Grisham.
I’ve always loved Grisham’s book. One of the things that always struck me about it is that the story has a wonderful character for a TV show – a young lawyer right out of law school, no money, no white shoe law firm scooping him up, forced to work for a crooked lawyer named Bruiser, representing criminals one minute and chasing ambulances the next. Then he stumbles on a big case against an impossible adversary, with high stakes that are both professional and personal. That just feels like a show I want to watch.”
What do you think? Have you read the novel? Would you watch the TV series?