‘L.A. Law’ reboot in works from show’s creator
An L.A. Law reboot? I object! Overruled, says Steven Bochco, who created the ‘80s series and now is interested in bringing it back.
According to Variety, Bochco announced the news Monday on the Rich Eisen Show. He said one of the show’s original writers, Bill Finkelstein, contacted him with an idea on how to revive L.A. Law, which originally ran from 1986 to 1994 on NBC.
“I called my friends at Fox, because they own the show, and they were very interested in having a conversation,” Bochco said.
Bochco, of course, is the mastermind of other ‘80s and early ‘90s series such as Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser, M.D. and NYPD Blue. (He’s also behind flops such as Cop Rock and Bay City Blues.)
L.A. Law followed the daily drama behind a Los Angeles-based law firm called McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak. The ensemble cast included Richard Dysart, Corbin Bernsen, Michael Tucker, Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits and Blair Underwood.
Even more impressive than the show’s main actors were s slate of then-unknown guest stars who would go on to much bigger things, including Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, Don Cheadle and Jeffrey Tambor.
Bochco told Eisen that he hoped some of the original cast would return for the remake.