David Hudgins to adapt legal drama for Peacock, Universal TV

Dick Wolf is back in court, teaming with “Friday Night Lights” alum David Hudgins on a remake of the ITV legal drama series “Injustice.”

Universal TV project revolves around a criminal defense attorney with a dark past who has conflicted feelings about representing heinous criminals.

Hudgins, who also spent the past two seasons on NBC’s “Parenthood,” is writing the pilot and will exec produce with Wolf and Wolf FilmsDanielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski.

Anthony Horowitz, creator of the original British series, will serve as a producer along with Jill Green. British skein stars James Purefoy and bowed last year to strong reviews.

Hudgins, repped by UTA, has an overall deal at Universal TV where Wolf Films is also based. “Injustice” is still in the script stage.

Wolf Films is poised for the Oct. 10 preem of NBC’s firefighter drama “Chicago Fire,” the first non-legal/cop drama to come from the house that “Law and Order” built in more than a decade.

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