Rob Thomas, the brains behind cult Tv show Veronica Mars, is working on a plan to bring Les Miserables to the small screen.

The writer/director, who earlier this year (13) shattered Kickstarter.com records when he asked fans of Veronica Mars to help him fund a movie adaptation of the Tv drama, is developing a series inspired by the hit musical.

According to TvGuide.com, the ambitious project, which has been acquired by Fox network executives, will be a contemporary soap based on the classic Victor Hugo novel.

The script centres around a former convict who becomes a top lawyer and now works to exonerate innocent clients.