It’s been 16 years since Easy Rawlins was famously embodied by Denzel Washington in the 1995 hit film Devil in a Blue Dress. Now Deadline Hollywood reports the return of Easy Rawlins on NBC’s primetime lineup.

The new series currently titled Easy Rawlins is based on prolific writer Walter Mosley’s best-selling novels of the same name. The crime drama will chronicle the life, times and crime fighting skills of the self-taught P.I. Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins  in 1960’s Los Angeles. The series adaptation will be penned by Mosley as well as Southland co-executive producer Cheo Choker. Sounds like NBC may finally get the “must see” back in their TV lineup and makes one wonder who’ll be chosen to fill the shoes of the lead character, and of course, Mouse too.


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