ABC may want to check the elevators three times before visiting again: Blair Underwood will repeat the role of Jonathan Rollins in a sequel to the Emmy-winning legal drama LA Law, our sister site Deadline reports.
This updated version of LA Law will be re-established in McKenzie Brackman law firm, which now specializes in “only the most popular cases, border crossings and fire incidents”. Underwood’s character has reportedly become more conservative over the years, so viewers can expect a lot of friction between Jonathan and a millennial named JJ Freeman.
Although Underwood is the only actor from the original series who has been confirmed to appear in the sequel, the report believes that several of his co-stars will likely appear if the show is ordered to series. Some of the other original cast members on the series were Corbin Bernsen, Jimmy Smits, and Harry Hamlin.
Underwood will produce the ABC project together with writers Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed and director Anthony Hemingway as executive producer. Steven Bochco’s late wife Dayna and son Jesse will also serve as executive producers through Steven Bochco Productions.
LA Law aired eight seasons on NBC (1986-1994) and took home more than a dozen Primetime Emmy Awards during its successful run. A broadcast reboot wasn’t in the works until 2017, though the project eventually returned to development to reach potential cable or streaming networks.
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