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ABC Developing Reboot Of 90s Series New York Undercover

December 6, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
New York Undercover

Deadline reports that ABC is developing a reboot of Dick Wolf’s 1990s police procedural New York Undercover, which will be written by Ben Watkins (Hand of God). It will be a co-production from Wolf Entertainment, Universal TV and ABC Studios. Wolf will executive produce with Watkins and Wolf Entertainment’s Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

The series originally aired on FOX from 1994 to 1998 for four seasons. It starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as undercover detectives for the NYPD’s Fourth Precinct. It was the first police drama on American TV with two people of color in the lead roles. Wolf’s agent Rick Rosen hinted at the reboot during a Paley Center Q&A this past Tuesday. He said Wolf “is reviving one of his shows from years ago – it’s a franchise you can redo” that “doesn’t necessarily have to have the same cast” to be a success. HE added that multiple networks were bidding on it.

ABC and FOX are both interested in the project. The show had a rotating cast for the most part, with series regulars leaving and other new cast members joining, such as Lauren Velez in season two and a new cast in season four.

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