NBC and Global pick up The Firm for midseason 2012

Global has signed on for 22 episodes of the John Grisham novel adaptation.

NBC has picked up 22 episodes of the screen adaptation of John Grisham’s 1991 novel The Firm from NBC Universal for a midseason 2012 run. It is also to air on Global Television.

Entertainment One, which is producing The Firm in association with Sony Pictures Television’s Networks Group and Paramount Pictures, has already sold the drama in more than 125 territories worldwide, where it will air on SPT’s AXN Networks.

“This series is an exciting extension of the popular Grisham brand and a key addition to Global’s new fall midseason prime-time lineup,” Barbara Williams, senior vice president of content at Shaw Media, said Monday.

Executive produced by Lukas Reiter and John Grisham, The Firm continues the story of Mitchell Y. McDeere and his family, ten years after the events of the popular film and novel. Reiter serves as the series show runner.

The Firm will be shot on location in Toronto this summer.

From Playback Daily