According to Variety, CBS is developing a TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential, which is based upon James Ellroy’s novel of the same name, with Jordan Harper (The Mentalist, Gotham) set to write and executive produce.
The 1990 novel was adapted for the big screen in 1997, with Curtis Hanson directing a cast that included Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, and Danny DeVito. It won two Oscars – Best Supporting Actress (Basinger) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Hanson and Brian Helgeland) – and was nominated for a further seven, including Best Picture.
Following the success of the movie, a TV pilot was shot with Kiefer Sutherland and Eric Roberts starring, but it failed to get a series pickup and was included as a bonus feature on the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release. Ellroy also attempted to get a sequel series off the ground back in 2013, but was unsuccessful.