The Firm was a breakthrough success for John Grisham; it was the first of his many legal thrillers to be turned into a film, and it had an all-star cast including Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Holly Hunter, Gary Busey, and Wilford Brimley. (I refuse to live in a world in which Wilford Brimley is not considered a "star," so just ride this one out with me.) Now it’s going to be an NBC show, one that comes seemingly out of nowhere, and it’s got a slightly less all-star cast led by Josh Lucas. The show isn’t a slow-burning adaptation of the novel, but rather a sequel that takes place ten years after the events in the film.
"It looks a little less like The Firm than Firm fans might have firmly hoped for," writes Vulture, alluding to a fanbase that has remained fairly under the radar for the last eighteen years. (News flash, by the way: The Firm is almost twenty years old.) Check out the two teasers for the show below:
So here’s what we can expect: somebody is trying to kill protagonist Mitch McDeere again. Someone is thrown off of a balcony. A group of lawyers in gray suits could go to prison if Mitch finds out something.
All of this will make for riveting television, I’m sure. Fasten your seatbelts, Firmheads!