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A Man in Full (miniseries)

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A Man in Full
Created byDavid E. Kelley
Based onA Man in Full
by Tom Wolfe
Music byCraig DeLeon
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Ted Gidlow
  • Shana C. Waterman
Production locationAtlanta, Georgia
  • Naomi Sunrise Filoramo
  • Julia Grove
  • Ben Lester
Running time38–48 minutes
Production companies
  • David E. Kelley Productions
  • Royal Ties Productions
Original release
ReleaseMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)

A Man in Full is an American streaming television limited series starring Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane, created and written by David E. Kelley, and directed by Regina King and Thomas Schlamme. It is based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe. The series consists of six episodes, and premiered on Netflix on May 2, 2024.[1]


Business and political interests collide when Atlanta real estate mogul Charlie Croker defends his empire from those wanting to capitalize on his sudden bankruptcy and fall from grace.[2][3]

Cast and characters[edit]




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Saddlebags"Regina KingDavid E. KelleyMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
2"The Big Squash"Thomas SchlammeDavid E. KelleyMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
3"The Takedown"Thomas SchlammeDavid E. KelleyMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
4"Tick Tick"Thomas SchlammeDavid E. KelleyMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
5"Push Comes to Shove"Regina KingDavid E. KelleyMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
6"Judgment Day"Regina KingDavid E. KelleyMay 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)



On November 4, 2021, it was announced that Netflix had given a series order to A Man in Full, which is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe. The series is created by David E. Kelley and directed by Regina King. The two also executive produce along with Matthew Tinker. The series is produced by Royal Ties Productions and David E. Kelley Productions.[4][2]


In early May 2022, Jeff Daniels was cast.[5] Diane Lane was cast as the female lead in July 2022.[6] William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill, Chanté Adams, Lucy Liu, and Bill Camp joined the series in August 2022.[7][8][9]


Filming was previously set to begin in May 2022.[10] Filming began on August 8, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, and wrapped on December 10.[10]


A Man in Full was released on May 2, 2024.[1]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 46% approval rating with an average rating of 5.5/10, based on 35 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "For a show with excellent pedigree and a Tom Wolfe novel to draw from, A Man in Full is disappointingly half-baked in its exploration of masculinity."[11] Metacritic assigned a score of 50 out of 100 based on 20 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]


  1. ^ a b Petski, Denise (April 16, 2024). "'A Man In Full' Trailer: Jeff Daniels Is A Bankrupt Real Estate Mogul In Netflix Series From David E. Kelley & Regina King — Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2024.
  2. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (November 4, 2021). "Regina King, David E. Kelley Team for Netflix Limited Series 'A Man in Full' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  3. ^ White, Peter (November 4, 2021). "Regina King & David E. Kelley Book Series Order For Adaptation Of Tom Wolfe's 'A Man In Full'". Deadline. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  4. ^ Porter, Rick (November 4, 2021). "Regina King, David E. Kelley Team for Netflix Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 2, 2022). "Jeff Daniels To Headline 'A Man In Full' Netflix Limited Series From David E. Kelley & Regina King". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 13, 2022). "Diane Lane Joins Jeff Daniels In 'A Man In Full' Netflix Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (August 2, 2022). "Netflix Limited Series 'A Man in Full' Rounds Out Main Cast With Six Additions". Variety. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (August 11, 2022). "Lucy Liu Joins Jeff Daniels in Netflix Limited Series A Man in Full (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (August 26, 2022). "A Man In Full: Bill Camp Joins Jeff Daniels & Diane Lane In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  10. ^ a b Asatryan, Tigran (July 29, 2022). "Regina King Netflix Limited Series 'A Man in Full': What We Know So Far". What's On Netflix. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  11. ^ "A Man in Full: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  12. ^ "A Man in Full: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved May 3, 2024.

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