NBC Developing The Devil's Advocate Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.18.2014
Based on the Al Pacino/Keanu Reeves movie...
It's a busy day in Keanu Reeves TV news. First came a report that the actor was set to star in a new TV series, Rain. Now, Deadline reports that NBC is developing a series based on Reeves' 1997 supernatural legal drama The Devil's Advocate. The network has given the show a put pilot commitment, which means good things for the show's chances. A "put pilot" is a deal that includes significant penalties if the pilot doesn't air, which makes it very likely to be picked up to avoid those penalties.
The original film was based on Andrew Neiderman's novel of the same name stars Reeves as Kevin Lomax, a hotshot defense attorney who is recruited from his home in Gainesville, Florida to work for the powerful New York law firm of Milton, Chadwick & Waters. Lomax becomes the personal protege of John Milton (Al Pacino), who it turns out is the Devil. The movie was a big success, scoring $153 million on a $57 million budget.