L.A. Law Reboot In The Works From Co-Creator Steve Bochco 20th TV
Are they about to take new clients at McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak? L.A. Law co-creator Steven Bochco said this morning that he and 20th Television are developing a new take on the Emmy-winning legal drama that aired from 1986-94 on NBC. Bochco spilled the news on The Rich Eisen Show.
Over the years we ve been asked to redo L.A. Law, but I ve always said, No, I m not interested,’ said the 10-time Emmy winner, who also co-created Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue. One of our original writers, Billy Finkelstein, called me about four months ago and pitched doing it again. Bochco said he still wasn t interested but that the writer reminded him that the kind of law that s relevant in 2016 didn t even exist in 1986. And he s right, Bochco said. So many interesting legal aspects of our society just simply weren t in play then.
He said he and Finkelstein sat down and reconceptualized what L.A. Law would look like and be about 30 years later. They got a meeting with Twentieth Century Fox TV, whose execs were very enthusiastic about it so we re developing. He added that they probably will have a script ready in October, in time for next pilot season.
Eisen asked of any other castmembers from the original series might be involved. I think a couple, but we re not sure yet. Watch a clip of the interview above.
A revived L.A. Law would join the myriad reboots of old series dotting TV now and this fall including Fuller House, Twin Peaks, MacGyver, 24: Legacy, Prison Break, The Tick and others. The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four of out of five years from 1987-91.
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