Cult Novel 'L.A. Confidential' Is Being Adapted Into A TV Show

According to Varietywe've just learned that James Ellroy's novel L.A. Confidential is about to be made into a series on CBS, and we couldn't be happier, especially since we know CBS loves a good crime show, like NCIS and CSI.

The upcoming series will center on the basic premise of the classic novel, following the stories of three, very different detectives, who come together to work on a particularly tricky case. A sexy journalist and Hollywood actress also get involved, all hoping to stop a sadistic serial killer in 1950s Los Angeles.

New Regency, Lionsgate Entertainment and CBS are all backing the project written by Jordan Harpe, who will also be executive producing. Harpe is best known for his work on Gotham and The Mentalist, another big success for CBS which lasted seven seasons. 

James Ellroys' novel, which forms part of his "L.A. Quartet" with The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, and White Jazz, was successfully adapted for the big screen in 1997 by Curtis Hanson, starring Kim Basinger (who won an Oscar for best supporting actress), Kevin Spacey and Russell Crowe.

In the television world, L.A. Confidential has been floating around for years, but no one has picked it up until now. It was almost adapted into a sequel in 2013 as a reboot starring Kiefer Sutherland.