NBC has started developing a new TV series based on the 1997 feature The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves.

Matt Venne (Leprechaun: Origins) is writing the script for the new TV series, which follows a young public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the devil himself. Keanu Reeves starred as the young attorney in the original movie, with Al Pacino playing his devilish boss. Taylor Hackford directed the 1997 movie, which grossed $153 million from a $57 million budget, and co-starred Charlize Theron, Connie Nielsen and Craig T. Nelson.

John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are producing for Warner Bros. Television alongside Andrew Stearn. Matt Venne is serving as co-executive producer. No production schedule was given.

The project comes at a time where shows centering on the devil haven't been doing so well, such as ABC's 666 Park Avenue and NBC's Rosemary's Baby.