NBC Developing ‘Law Man’ Memoir into Jailhouse Lawyer Drama

Project is Carol Mendelsohn Productions' second major sale of the development season

Law Man Shon Hopwood

NBC is heading to prison for its next drama, teaming with CBS TV Studios and Carol Mendelsohn Prods. to adapt Shon Hopwood’s memoir “Law Man” for the small screen.

“Law Man” chronicles the journey of a small town basketball star from young bank robber to federal prison inmate, where he became the greatest jailhouse lawyer in American history. In joining the D.C. District Attorneys Investigative Unit, his life experience gives him a unique insight into identifying the guilty from the innocent, as he struggles to fit back into the world that left him behind.

Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin serve as scribes and exec producers on the drama project. Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz will also exec produce, and Hopwood will be a consultant on the show.

This development season, “Law Man” landing at the Peacock follows Carol Mendelsohn Prods. selling a 1960s surf drama to the CW with Rebecca Sinclair attached to write. Carol Mendelsohn Prods. has held an overall with CBS TV Studios since 2010.

Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin are represented by UTA and Principato-Young. Carol Mendelsohn Productions is represented by WME.  Shon Hopwood is represented by Hotchkiss & Associates.