We reported back in May that after it was passed over at ABC, the revival of New York Undercover was still being shopped by its producing studio, Universal TV.
Now, according to a new report, the reboot is still alive and could get a green light. Why? Because it may be key in whichever group wants to land the entire Dick Wolf catalog and library–including what The Hollywood Reporter says is all the “Law & Order and spinoffs SVU and Criminal Intent; his three Chicago shows; potentially CBS’ FBI as well as New York Undercover; and unscripted shows like Cold Justice. That’s 72 seasons and 1,568 total hours of content–plus a possible green light for the updated New York Undercover, which is drawing interest after ABC’s pass in May.”
The report continues, “Sources say NBCUniversal’s newly named Peacock is among the outlets eyeing what is sure to be one of the most complex and richest library deals ever, as other potential bidders have begun to surface. Those include WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max, the new streaming home of the said billion-dollar-plus Big Bang library, with others likely to emerge as the shopping process continues.”
Alongside Malik Yoba and Luna Lauren Velez, who would reprise their roles as series regulars from the original series, Otmara Marrero and Toby Sandeman are the two leads, and MC Lyte, Anna Enger and Octavio Pizano are series regulars.
The revival would pick up 20 years after the end of the iconic series, following detectives Gilmore (Sandeman) and Ortiz (Marrero) “as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals, from Harlem to Battery Park.”
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