The sequel to 'L.A. Law' isn't moving forward at ABC

The sequel to 'L.A. Law' isn't moving forward at ABC ...

Jonathan Rollins'' return to the courthouse appears to be unlikely to happen. ABC has decided not to begin the revival of L.A. Law, with the network having chosen not to give a series order to a sequel series led by original series star Blair Underwood.

The sequel series was originally ordered by a pilot in October 2021, which centered on Underwood''s character, now known as the Becker Rollins. Along with the name change, the firm has completely reimagined itself as a litigation firm focused on "only the most high-profile, boundary-pushing, and incendiary situations." Deadline is also reporting that the finished pilot is being shopped around for a grant.

The original L.A. Law was established by Steven Bochco in 1986 and 1994, as it listened to the many lawyers and editors of the previously mentioned McKenzie Brackman law firm''s stances he fought for a number of critical issues during its run. The series received a total of 15 Primetime Emmy Awards during its run, with four of them winning for Outstanding Drama Series.

The pilot for the L.A. Law sequel series was directed by Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed (Legends of Tomorrow), and the pilot was directed by Anthony Hemingway (Shameless). Neben Guggenheim and Mohamed, Underwood served as an executive producer on the pilot, along with Hemingway via Anthony Hemingway Productions, and the wife and son of late original series creators, Dayna Bochco and Jesse Bochco, through Steven Bochco Productions

ABC also announced in 2019 that they would not be picking up the pilots for a revival series such as NYPD Blue or New York Undercover.

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