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TV certainly isn’t starved for adaptations of crime novels, stories about L.A., or series based on popular films. Nevertheless, CBS is going to try to make a show that combines all three.
According to a Variety report, “L.A. Confidential” is the latest film-to-tv series in the works, again on network television. The film version went on to plenty of awards success, and despite that prestige pedigree, it looks like this will be on broadcast rather than the CBS All Access platform.
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Based on the James Ellroy novel and the 1997 film from the late Curtis Hanson, this new series will look to follow the same basic story threads: a trio of police officers in the 1950s dive into a string of Hollywood murders, each with their own distinct approaches to justice. In the middle of their separate investigations, »
- Steve Greene
CBS is developing a TV adaptation of “L.A. Confidential,” Variety has learned.
Based on James Ellroy’s classic novel of the same name, the series would follow the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actress as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of 1950’s Los Angeles.
New Regency, Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios will produce, with New Regency’s Arnon Milchan serving as executive producer. Jordan Harper is set to write and executive produce. Harper previously wrote for and produced the CBS drama “The Mentalist.” Most recently, he served as a writer and supervising producer on Fox’s “Gotham.” He is repped by UTA and The Shuman Company.
The novel was first published in 1990, the third entry in Ellroy’s “L.A. Quartet,” which explored life in the City of Angels in the 1940’s and ’50s. The »
- Joe Otterson
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