“The Net” was adapted as a TV series once before; that short-lived 1998 USA Network skein starred Brooke Langton.
This time around, John Brancato and Michael Ferris — who wrote the original feature screenplay — will adapt the series themselves. Project hasn’t yet been shopped to networks.
“We thought it would make a great TV series,” Winkler said of the movie that revolved around a software analyst who becomes embroiled in the netherworld of computer-driven espionage and identity theft. “A lot of people said it was ahead of its time anyhow.”
Read more about it, and Winkler’s new TV deal, here.