A Man in Full arrives on Netflix in May 2024: Everything to know about the limited series

A Man in Full. Jeff Daniels as Charlie Croker in episode 101 of A Man in Full. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024
A Man in Full. Jeff Daniels as Charlie Croker in episode 101 of A Man in Full. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

Regina King blazed a trail on Netflix as outlaw Trudy Smith in the western The Harder They Fall. A new Netflix project fans of King can look forward to is A Man in Full, a joint production with David E. Kelley, who serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer of the upcoming limited series.

King serves as a director and an executive producer. Sadly, she will not be in front of the camera for this project. Instead, she works behind the scenes. She partnered with her sister, Reina King, through their Royal Ties production company, which has a first-look deal with the streamer. Reina joins her sister as an executive producer on this series. In addition, Matthew Tinker signed on to executive produce as well.

A Man in Full consists of six one-hour episodes, with King having directed three episodes of the show and Thomas Schlamme directing the rest. When asked about her collaboration with Kelley, King told Variety:

"All I can say is when David E. Kelley calls, you just say yes. I know this partnership will produce something special."

Here’s everything else we know about this Netflix series, which will focus on a real estate tycoon who is on the precipice of ruin.

A Man in Full release date

Drum roll, please! A Man in Full is slated to make its way to Netflix on Thursday, May 2, 2024. You can expect the entire six-episode series to drop on this date at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. But if you're in the Central time zone, you're looking at a release time of 2:00 a.m. CT on May 2.

The show is rated TV-MA, so it's not meant for young kids to watch. It's specifically designed to be watched by mature, adult audiences only. It was given this maturity rating for strong language, nudity, and sex. Obviously, this isn't appropriate content for kids, so we recommend watching this series when they're not around.

Is the Netflix show based on a book?

Yes! The limited series is based on The New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, which was first published in 1998. The late best-selling author’s work often incorporated social commentary.

Given the premise of A Man in Full which focuses on a tycoon’s fall from grace thanks to bankruptcy, the series is likely to cover the decadence and rot of the business world and the men who believe they make the world go around.


Back in August 2022, Deadline reported that the cast had been announced for the series! Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels stars in the leading role of real estate mogul Charlie Croker, with Academy nominee Diane Lane playing the role of Charlie's ex-wife, Martha Croker.

Here's who else you can expect to see in the six-part series:

  • William Jackson Harper (Love Life, The Good Place) as Wes Jordan
  • Aml Ameen (Boxing Day) as Roger White
  • Tom Pelphrey  (Ozark) as Raymond Peepgrass
  • Sarah Jones (For All Mankind) as Serena Croker
  • Jon Michael Hill (Widows) as Conrad Hensley
  • Chanté Adams (A League of Their Own) as Jill Hensley
  • Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels) as Joyce Newman
  • Bill Camp (The Queen's Gambit) as Harry Zale
  • Evan Roe (Madam Secretary) as Wally Croker

Here are some of the character breakdowns, per Deadline:

  • Harper plays Wes Jordan, the incumbent mayor of Atlanta who’s up for re-election.
  • Pelphrey plays Raymond Peepgrass. Subordinated, libidinous and frustrated, he is an oppressed and lowly loan officer on the verge of personal and professional chaos.
  • Ameen plays Roger White, an attorney for Croker Industries.
  • Jones plays Serena Croker, Charlie’s second wife.
  • Hill plays Conrad Hensley, a humble, hardworking employee of Croker Industries.
  • Adams plays Jill Hensley. Jill works as Charlie’s beloved executive assistant and she’s married to Conrad.

Check out these official production stills from the new series

A Man in Full. (L to R) Lucy Liu as Joyce, Diane Lane as Martha Croker in episode 103 of A Man in Full. Cr. Mark Hill/Netflix © 2024 /
A Man in Full. (L to R) Jeff Daniels as Charlie Croker, Sarah Jones as Serena Croker in episode 101 of A Man in Full. Cr. Mark Hill/Netflix © 2024 /
A Man in Full. (L to R) Aml Ameen as Roger White, William Jackson Harper as Wes Jordan in episode 102 of A Man in Full. Cr. Mark Hill/Netflix © 2024 /
A Man in Full. (L to R) Aml Ameen as Roger White, Jon Michael Hill as Conrad in episode 106 of A Man in Full. Cr. Mark Hill/Netflix © 2024 /
A Man in Full. (L to R) Tom Pelphrey as Raymond Peepgrass, Bill Camp as Harry Zale in episode 103 of A Man in Full. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

The drama show's synopsis via Variety:

"In the series, when Atlanta real estate mogul Charlie Croker faces sudden bankruptcy, political and business interests collide as Charlie defends his empire from those attempting to capitalize on his fall from grace."

Take a look at the gripping official teaser for a sneak peek of what's to come in the series!

We’re still waiting on the official trailer, which Netflix should release by the end of April. We'll make sure to come back and share it once it drops. So, stay tuned to Netflix Life!

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