Regina King Teams With David E Kelley for ‘A Man in Full’ TV Adaptation at Netflix

Series is based on Tom Wolfe’s novel

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Regina King and David E. Kelley have set an adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s “A Man in Full” at Netflix.

The straight-to-series order will see King produce and direct the first three episodes, with Kelley on board as a writer and showrunner.

Here is the logline for “A Man in Full”: When Atlanta real estate mogul Charlie Croker faces sudden bankruptcy, political and business interests collide as Charlie defends his empire from those attempting to capitalize on his fall from grace.

King will produce under her first-look deal with Netflix under her Royal Ties production company. The limited series will consist of six one-hour episodes.

“A passion project for me, no doubt. The opportunity to tackle Tom Wolfe’s brilliant and prescient novel, to have Regina helming — I could not be more excited,” said Kelley.

“All I can say is when David E. Kelley calls, you just say yes. I know this partnership will produce something special,” King added.

“The powerhouse combination of Regina King and David E. Kelley taking on the biting, still-timely social commentary of Tom Wolfe is simply undeniable,” said Nne Ebong, Netflix Vice President, Overall Deals.

King can currently be seen in the Netflix western film “The Harder They Fall.” Kelley has a pair of upcoming series for the streaming giant “Lincoln Lawyer” and “Anatomy of a Scandal.”