By James Hibberd
August 18, 2014 at 04:42 PM EDT
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A legal drama based on a movie ,featuring the devil? Definitely sounds like a TV series pitch.

Warner Bros. TV is developing a prime-time version of the 1997 Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino film The Devil’s Advocate for NBC, EW has confirmed. The movie, based on a novel by Andrew Neiderman, starred Reeves as an ambitious young attorney hired by a law firm ruled by a particularly devilish senior partner (Pacino)—sort of like The Firm with Satan instead of a mob boss.

A potential downside: Satanic TV projects haven’t been doing so hot lately. ABC’s 666 Park Ave. lasted less than one season, while NBC’s own Rosemary’s Baby reboot flopped. There’s also the viability question: Does this concept really work as a weekly series? Still, with its law firm setting, Devil’s Advocate has a procedural element that could make it more viable than those other two recent titles.

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