Hulu Developing John Grisham Universe Multi-Series Project From Michael Seitzman, Jason Richman & ABC Studios

  • Deadline
Hulu is looking to break new ground with an innovative two-series drama project based on two John Grisham’s novels, the 1995 The Rainmaker and 2015 Rogue Lawyer. Envisioned as the first chapter in a larger franchise, tentatively titled The Grisham Universe, the ambitious multi-series project comes from writers Michael Seitzman, Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), Grisham, ABC Signature and Seitzman and Christina DavisABC Studios-based Maniac Productions.

Seitzman and Richman serve as co-showrunners on The Rainmaker-Rogue Lawyer, which is described as “two books, two shows, one shared storyline.” They will work on both shows, which have assembled a writers room, with Seitzman focused primarily on The Rainmaker and Richman on Rogue Lawyer. The room will work simultaneously on the two series, with a goal to produce eight scripts for each.

Each series will be based on one of the books and will have its own storyline
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