As reported by Deadline, Regina King and David E. Kelley are working on “A Man in Full” for Netflix, based on the novel of the same name by American author Tom Wolfe. Netflix has given the project a straight-to-series order with six total episodes. Kelley will act as showrunner, writer, and executive producer, while King will direct and executive produce. As Deadline noted, this project is a part of King’s first-look deal with Netflix through her production company, Royal Ties, which was signed in May 2019 (via The Hollywood Reporter).
According to Deadline, Wolfe’s 1998 novel follows Atlanta real estate mogul Charles Croker, as he faces sudden bankruptcy. He then finds himself in the midst of “political and business interests [colliding] as he defends his empire from those attempting to capitalize on his fall from grace.”
We can’t wait to find out more information about “A Man in Full” — including who will play Charles — as more details become available.