You want A Few Good Men on NBC! You need A Few Good Men on NBC!
Well, pretty soon, you’re going to get A Few Good Men on NBC.
The Peacock Net made recent buzz official Wednesday by announcing it will broadcast a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s play in early 2017.
Sorkin’s 1989 play — which was later adapted as a feature film starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson — follows military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee as he defends three Marines in a murder trial.
No word yet on casting for the performance, which will be based on the stage version of the story. Sorkin (The West Wing) will write the teleplay adaptation and executive-produce alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, The Wiz Live!).
“I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play A Few Good Men, which seems as timely as ever today,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, Chairman said in a statement. “Aaron is one of the most acclaimed theater, television and film authors of our time, and I am pleased that the live event business that we pioneered with musicals is now expanding into other genres and attracting artists of his caliber. I look forward to his collaboration with our ‘A-team’ producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to bring another exciting piece of live drama to a broad audience.”
In a release, Sorkin added: “I’ve been incredibly impressed watching NBC resurrect live musical theater for television and I’m eager to team up with Craig and Neil to help bring live drama back as well,” Sorkin said.