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USA Network Greenlights TV Adaptation of John Grisham's Classic Legal Drama The Rainmaker

The 1995 book had previously been adapted into a '90s movie starring Matt Damon. 

By James Grebey
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The network that brought you Suits is back with a new prestige legal drama series. USA Network announced today that it is making a TV adaptation of John Grisham’s ‘90s bestseller The Rainmaker.

How to Watch

The Rainmaker is coming soon to USA Network.

The series, which is based on the 1995 book and was previously been adapted into a 1997 movie that starred Matt Damon, follows a young, underemployed lawyer who stumbles upon a massive insurance scandal and must square off against corrupt corporate America in all its might. 

What Is The Rainmaker About?

“Fresh out of law school, Rudy Baylor goes head-to-head with courtroom lion Leo Drummond as well as his law school girlfriend,” the official logline from USA Network reads. “Rudy, along with his boss and her disheveled paralegal, uncover two connected conspiracies surrounding the mysterious death of their client’s son.”

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The legal drama, which comes courtesy of Lionsgate Television and Blumhouse Television, will be written by Michael Seitzman. Grisham, Jason Blum, Jason Richman, David Gerner, and Seitzman are executive producing. Richman and Seitzman co-wrote the pilot.

Who Stars in The Rainmaker?

There is no additional information about the upcoming series at this time, including a premiere date, casting details, or episode count. 

The Rainmaker was Grisham’s sixth novel, and it was a tremendous success, selling 300,000 copies in its first four days alone. The film adaptation came just two years later, directed by The Godfather’s Francis Ford Coppola. Damon played Rudy Baylor, and the cast also included Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, and Roy Scheider. It received positive reviews upon its release and is now considered a classic courtroom drama. 

You can stream tons of great crime TV shows on Peacock while waiting for The Rainmaker to make its debut on USA Network.

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