John Henry Browne’s The Devil’s Defenders To Become TV Drama
Viewfinder Pictures and Vast Entertainment plan to adapt The Devil’s Defenders: My Odyssey Through American Criminal Justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre into a TV series.
From John Henry Browne, the book shares the famed defense attorney’s story, recounting his experiences acting as a lawyer for such shocking clients as serial murderer Ted Bundy and accused spree killer Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.
“John Henry Browne is a most fascinating and complicated hero,” Polakoff said. “From playing rock ‘n’ roll and opening for Hendrix, his story takes us from reforming the prison system to defending angels and devils against the death penalty and justice system. At the same time he is battling his own demons that rage day and night, and instead of taking him down, they empower him to take even greater risks and battle the most confounding legal cases of our time. His humanity and his collision with the powers that be make this giant of a man both relatable and mind-bogglingly beguiling.”
The deal for the rights was brokered by Frank Weimann of Folio Literary on behalf of the author and by Lane Shefter Bishop on behalf of Viewfinder Pictures and Vast Entertainment.
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