L.A. Law reboot in development
Thirty years after it first appeared, LA Law is in development for a new generation.
Cue the saxophone and get me Arnie Becker.
L.A. Law creator Steven Bochco is working on a reboot of his hit 1980s legal drama.
The series ran from from 1986 to 1994 with a mix of offbeat legal cases and personal dramas for its cast of characters including Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Richard Dysart, Jimmy Smits and Blair Underwood.
Bochco said this week that he has been asked frequently in the more than 20 years since the series went off the air to reboot the show but has never been interested in doing so. But one of the show’s original writers convinced him US law had changed dramatically since the show’s original run, leading to a host of possibilities.
“I called my friends at FOX, because they own the show, and they were very interested in having a conversation, and so Billy and I sat down and we sort of reconceptualised what L.A. Law would look like and be about over 30 years later,” he said.
FOX “was very enthusiastic about doing it, so we’re developing.”
Some actors from the original series could also return if the series proceeds.