Fox has greenlit a contemporary primetime soap based on Les Misérables. The show is being developed by Rob Thomas. Except, that's probably the only good thing about it. According to Deadline, the Les Mis-inspired series is:
...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.
Sounds like one of those Sherlock shows they try to modernize. If there's no Benedict Cumberbatch in it we're not watching. Will it be the same for this? Who will star in it? [Deadline]