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Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 10:56PM EST
ABC teaming with Dick Wolf on a potential New York Undercover reboot
Less than two months after ABC's plan to reboot NYPD Blue was revealed, the network is considering reviving another 1990s New York cop drama. Deadline reports a reboot of New York Undercover, which aired on Fox for four seasons from 1994 to 1998, would be written by Hand of God creator Ben Watkins with Dick Wolf producing. Wolf co-created New York Undercover with Kevin Arkadie. It starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as two undercover detectives in New York City’s Fourth Precinct. As Deadline's Nellie Andreeva points out, New York Undercover "was the first police drama on American television to feature two people of color in the starring roles." She adds: "I hear ABC and New York Undercover's original network, Fox, were interested in the revival. As a procedural, New York Undercover can be reinvented with new characters and cast. Even the original series rebooted itself in the fourth and final season with a largely new cast joining Yoba and Season 2 addition Lauren Velez as the other series regulars exited." ALSO: Malik Yoba spoke in 2015 about reading a New York Undercover reboot script.