Netflix is collaborating with major Hollywood producers Regina King and David E. Kelley to adapt Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel A Man in Full. Here’s the latest info on the Netflix limited series. 11-time Emmy winner David E. Kelley will serve as showrunner, writer and producer for the project. Big Little Lies, Boston Legal, LA Law and upcoming Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer and Anatomy of a Scandal are among his credits.
Fresh off her recent performance in Netflix’s The Harder They Fall, Regina King will step behind the camera for A Man in Full as part of her overall deal with the streaming service. These are Us, Shameless, The Good Doctor, Animal Kingdom and other films King has made. With Matthew Tinker, production company King’s Royal Ties directs. The rest of what we know about A Man in Full on Netflix is as follows:
What is the story of A Man in Full about?
As previously stated, A Man in Full is based on Tom Wolfe’s 1998 bestselling novel of the same name. A Man in Full has the following Amazon book description:
The scene is set in Atlanta, Georgia, a turn-of-the-century boomtown that is racially diverse, brimming with fresh money and shrewd politicians. Charles Croker, a former college football star, is now a middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose colossal ego has finally collided with reality. Charlie owns a 29,000 acre quail hunting plantation, has a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a mountain of debt.
Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, an idealistic young father of two, loses his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into the American justice system.
Back in Atlanta, famed black attorney Roger White II is asked to represent running back Fareek “the Canon” Fanon of Georgia Tech in an effort to keep the city’s delicate racial balance from getting out of hand. Fanon hails from the city’s slums and is accused of raping the daughter of a prominent white establishment figure.
The main character, Charlie Coker, is characterized as having “a lot of pride and charisma”. We are informed that Netflix has high expectations for the role, and Brad Pill, Woody Harrelson, George Clooney and Gary Oldman were among the actors who were first considered for it. Sydney Sweeney is rumored to be used to model Charlie Coker’s wife.
Who is part of the cast of A Man in Full?
We learned that Jeff Daniels will be playing the aforementioned role of Charlie Croker in April 2022. The character is described as having a lot of pride and charisma in the cast schedules that What’s on Netflix has access to. We have been informed that a number of stars, including Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney, are under consideration for the role of Charlie.
The two-time Primetime Emmy winner was also part of the Netflix Original limited series Godless. He is probably most recognized for his work on HBO’s The Newsroom. Daniels can also be viewed on Netflix in the US with the addition of The Comey Rule last year.
In July 2022, it was announced that Diane Lane would play Charlie Croker’s wife, Martha, in the performance. Her character “emerges from the shadow of her ex-husband (Daniels) as her real estate empire begins to implode,” according to Deadline. Beware of the latent; Martha’s reconstruction poses a financial and personal risk due to the baggage that comes with a 30-year marriage. Lane is best known for his work in films like Under the Tuscan Sun, Justice League and House of Cards on Netflix.
Tom Pelphrey was reportedly hired for the TV show. The actor’s performance as Ben Davis in Netflix’s Ozark earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination. In the Netflix series Mank, he also played Joe Mankiewicz.
When will A Man in Full be available on Netflix?
The limited series was once supposed to begin filming as early as May 2022, but production is now expected to begin in 2022. But that didn’t happen. Instead, based on current production plans, we expect the series to begin filming on August 8 and run until December 10, 2022. The limited series will be filmed entirely in Atlanta, Georgia. Six one-hour episodes of the Netflix series A Man in Full are announced.
A Man in Full doesn’t yet have an official Netflix release date, but given that filming could begin as early as 2022, we can definitely anticipate the show debuting on the service in 2023.