Jeff Daniels is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming drama series “A Man in Full,” Variety has learned.
The series is based on Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name. Variety exclusively reported that the show received a direct-to-streamer order in November 2021. The show comes from David E. Kelley with Regina King on board to direct and produce.
In the series, Atlanta real estate magnate Charlie Croker (Daniels) faces sudden bankruptcy. Political and business interests collide as Croker defends his empire against those who try to take advantage of his disgrace. Croker is further described as polarizing and rugged, rude, rude, and irresponsible.
This will be the last starring television role for Daniels in recent years. Most recently, he starred in the Showtime series adaptation of “American Rust” as well as the premium cabler’s limited series “The Comey Rule.” He’s also starred in shows like “The Newsroom” (for which he won an Emmy in 2013), “Godless” (for which he won an Emmy in 2018), and “The Looming Tower.” Daniels is a highly accomplished film actor, starring in such feature films as ‘The Squid and the Whale’, ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, ‘Pleasantville’, ‘Good Night and Good Luck’ and both ‘Dumb & Dumber “movies.
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“A Man in Full” received an order for six one-hour episodes from Netflix. Kelley serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the series. King will direct and produce under his Royal Ties Productions banner. Reina King of Royal Ties and Matthew Tinker of David E. Kelley Productions will also serve as executive producers. Royal Ties is currently the subject of an initial agreement with Netflix.