ABC has officially greenlit the “L.A Law” sequel pilot, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Blair Underwood will headline the reboot, reprising his role as attorney Jonathan Rollins. Other originals from the original ’80s hit are also expected to return.
In Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed’s new incarnation, “the venerable law firm of McKenzie Brackman reinvent itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high-profile, boundary-pushing and incendiary cases. The ABC take will see Underwood’s Rollins having gone from idealistic to more conservative as he clashes with millennial JJ Freeman to decide the best path forward for the firm to effect political and legal change.”
The original Steven Bochco created series, starring Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michele Greene, Jimmy Smits, Michael Tucker, John Spencer, A Martinez, Alan Rosenberg and Debi Mazar, won 15 emmy awards over the course of it’s eight-season run.