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Adaptation of Scott Turow’s ‘One L’ in Early Development at Freeform

A television adaptation of Scott Turow’s novel “One L” is in “very early” development at Freeform, Variety has learned.

The eponymous series “follows five uniquely gifted students who bond as they navigate the perils of their first year of law school and come to terms with who they want to be, while grappling with their complicated pasts,” according to the network.

Turow is the author of about a dozen books, including legal thrillers “Identical,” “Presumed Innocent,” and “Burden of Proof.” The nonfictional “One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School,” was first published in 1977.

The attorney and scribe is penning the pilot for Freeform with writer Jill Abbinanti. Abbinanti’s TV credits include “CSI: NY,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Pan Am,” and “Instinct.”

Several of Turow’s other works have already been adapted into movies for the small screen, including “Innocent,” “Pleading Guilty,” “Reversible Errors,” and “Burden of Proof. In 1990, “Presumed Innocent” was made into a film starring Harrison Ford, Greta Scacchi and Brian Dennehy.

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