The New York Undercover revival cast continues to firm up. Alongside Malik Yoba and Luna Lauren Velez, who are reprising their roles as series regulars from the original series, several other cast members have come on board. The potential series currently has a pilot order at ABC.
Otmara Marrero and Toby Sandeman are the two leads, and MC Lyte, Anna Enger and Octavio Pizano have been added as series regulars.
According to Deadline, who first reported the news, “Lyte is Lt. April Freeman, a hard-driving boss with a genius IQ. Marrero will play Melissa Ortiz, a fiery young detective who blends well undercover. Sandeman is Nat Gilmore, charismatic with an easy smile and a quick fuse. Enger portrays Lisa Kim, an ambitious climber. Pizano is Moses Hernandez, an eager beaver with a hero complex.”
The revival would pick up 20 years after the end of the iconic series, following detectives Gilmore and Ortiz “as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals, from Harlem to Battery Park.”
New York Undercover isn’t the only cop drama reboot at ABC. The network is also developing an NYPD Blue reboot and has original cast members Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup set to return.
If the New York Undercover pilot is ordered to series (which is very likely), it would probably debut in fall 2019 or spring 2020. The pilot, directed by Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway, will wrap filming in March.
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