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And Now: “Les Miserables The TV Show”

I can’t say who was responsible for getting the Les Mis movie musical off the ground. Whoever they are, they seem to have spawned a Les Mis revival of sorts. This would be all well and good, except now we’re talking about a “Les Mis” one hour primetime TV drama.

Because of  course we are. Still, I’m not going to hold the movie completely to blame for this. After all, that was a 19th century set, semi-faithful adaptation of the London musical. This show, though probably helped along int he greenlighting process by the movie’s existence, is more like a weird piece of fan-fiction.

The project, from Warner Bros TV and Rob Thomas Prods, has landed at Fox with script commitment plus penalty. Written by [Graham] Norris, the contemporary take is a primetime soap 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.

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Les Miserables Releases Five New Clips

The early screenings are generating serious Oscar buzz for the big budget movie of one of the hardest musicals to put to screen. Buoyed by this development, Les Mis has released not one but FIVE clips of iconic numbers from the musical, hoping to generate serious buzz, and land number one on a crowded Christmas Day line up.

First up–we’ve already had “I Dreamed A Dream” from Fantine featured in the original trailer. So it only makes sense to release one that focuses on Hugh Jackman’s Valjean:

After the jump, a couple of semi ensemble bits, and two romantic numbers.

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