From a media release:
Already a bestselling novel and a box office smash hit, John Grisham’s The Firm has now been commissioned by Global, NBC Universal and Entertainment One for an original 22-episode x 60-minute series. The Firm will premiere midseason 2012 in tandem on Global and NBC as part of the networks’ fall TV seasons.
Executive produced by Lukas Reiter (Law & Order, Boston Legal, The Practice) and John Grisham, The Firm continues the story of Mitchell Y. McDeere and his family, 10 years after the events of the popular film and novel.
As a young associate, Mitchell Y. McDeere brought down Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a prestigious Memphis law firm operating as a front for the Chicago Mob. His life was never the same. After a difficult 10 years, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection Program, Mitch and his family emerge from isolation determined to reclaim their lives and their future – only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.
Lukas Reiter serves as the series show runner; Canadian Alyson Feltes (The Associates, Shattered) joins Peter Noah, David Feige, William Rothko, Vincent Angell and Jonathan Shapiro as part of the series’ writing team.
The Firm is produced by Entertainment One in association with Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Pictures.
The Firm will be shot on location in Toronto. More details to be released in the coming weeks.