Dead Lawyers Resurrected, John Stamos To Star
Author: Leslie Kasperowicz
published: 2011-08-02 18:25:38
Eight years ago Sony TV developed a series for Syfy by the name of Dead Lawyers. A pilot was made starring Sean Patrick Flanery, but the show didnít make it. Now Sony is bringing Dead Lawyers back to life, and John Stamos is attached to star, Deadline reports.
Itís a legal drama with one very big difference: the main characters are not exactly alive. The series tells the story of a high powered defense attorney, played by Stamos, who is killed (hit by a bus no less) and sent to a very particular form of hell. He joins a firm of deceased attorneys whose task it is to recover lost justice and make things right all in the hopes of finding redemption and perhaps saving their own souls. Graham Yost, developer and executive producer and Fred Golan, co-executive producer of the FX series Justified will co-write the new series.
Stamos has been jumping around from guest role to guest role since leaving ER. His other attempts at taking on a regular role have been thwarted, including the mid 2000ís Jake in Progress which had only one season. Certainly dead people are all the rage on TV today, and if the show is written right the concept has potential. After its initial failure to get anywhere the first time, Sony will have to make a stronger effort this time. As someone who has had a soft spot for Stamos since the Uncle Jesse days, I'd like to see him back on TV regularly.
Although Syfy was the planned home of the original Dead Lawyers, no network has picked up the project yet. It will be pitched to a variety of possible homes this coming week.
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