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Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is developing a TV series based on Les Miserables, has confirmed.

As first reported by Deadline, the project, from Thomas and actor-writer Graham Norris, has been acquired by Fox and will be a contemporary soap based on the classic Victor Hugo novel. The script is about a brilliant lawyer who was unjustly convicted years prior and now works to exonerate innocent clients, while juggling his own family and romantic life.

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Thomas will act as executive producer with his Veronica Mars and Party Down collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.

The most recent Les Miserables adaptation was the 2012 movie starring Hugh JackmanRussell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Would you watch a Les Miz-based TV series?