Deadline reported, The Partner by John Grishman, which is a 1997 legal thriller novel, is being adapted as a TV-series drama by Fox.
Jon Cowan who also penned Suits and Private Practice will write the script while Davis Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV Studios will produce.
You can read the full details of the novel below:
The Partner, which has received a script commitment with penalty from the network, is a David vs. Goliath story about a betrayed lawyer. He was once a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then he stole $90 million from his own firm—and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who would stop at nothing to find him. Now he is coming home and an extraordinary trial is about to begin. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth.