Dick Wolf and 'Friday Night Lights'' David Hudgins to Adapt 'Injustice' for NBC

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NBC has doled out a script order for the legal thriller based on the hit ITV series centered on a devoted attorney with a dark past.

Dick Wolf is back in business at NBC.

The Law & Order honcho is teaming with Friday Night Lights' David Hudgins to adapt the hit ITV series Injustice, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The intricate legal drama centers on a devoted attorney with a very dark past buried deep in his psyche and his heart. The attorney is juggling a complicated family situation with his emotionally conflicted feelings about representing heinous criminals.

The British format, created by Anthony Horowitz, ran as a limited series starring James Purefoy in summer 2011. For the Wolf Films iteration, which is set up at Universal Television, Hudgins will write and executive produce alongside EPs Wolf, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. Horowitz and Jill Green, a fellow producer on the U.K. original, are attached as producers.

Wolf, who is behind this summer's NBC reality effort Stars Earn Stripes and this fall's action drama Chicago Fire, is repped by WME, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham; Hudgins, who counts Parenthood among his credits, is repped by UTA.

The news comes nearly half a year after Hudgins inked a new overall deal with Universal TV.