‘A Man In Full’ Looks Like The Most Addictive, Creative, Brutal Series Of 2024


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Netflix dropped the pretty explicit trailer for “A Man in Full” Tuesday and it looks absolutely amazing.

Based on the best-selling 1998 book by the late Tom Wolfe, “A Man in Full” tells the story of Charlie Croker, an Atlanta real estate mogul who suddenly faces bankruptcy, along with a whole host of political and business crises, according to the trailer description.

The series stars the ever-iconic Jeff Daniels, who might have some weird political feelings but is genuinely a superb actor.

From the Good Reads book description, it sounds like the series is ensuring Daniels portrays someone akin to his character in “The Newsroom,” a hard-headed know-it-all facing social, emotional and business-related crises with an “outsized ego.”

Croker is depicted as “once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt.” Whether the show will honor the exact portrayal is unclear. (RELATED: Step Aside ‘Training Day,’ ‘End Of Watch,’ Sean Penn Might Be Bringing Us Grit In ‘Asphalt City’)

The trailer does an epic job of making the series seem “dark” and “gritty,” as Netflix described on its streaming site. But it also looks utterly hilarious.

The series drops on May 2. And you can bet we’ll be watching!