The late Steven Bochco’s NYPD Blue was a hugely popular staple of the 1990s, following as it did the lives of cops in New York’s 15th Precinct.
Now we hear that a sequel is in the works at home US network, ABC, which will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series.
The reboot hails from NYPD Blue alums Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton and Jesse Bochco. The pilot, a co-production between 20th Century Fox TV, which was behind the original series, and ABC Studios, is already casting its four main roles of NYPD cops
Unfortunately for all Andy Sipowitz fans, in the sequel his character is dead. The return of NYPD Blue follows his son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Theo seems to have taken after his father as he too is a hard-drinking, hard-headed and quick-witted cop.
More news as we get it.