Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Development News - ABC Orders Pilot for 'L.A. Law' Sequel with Blair Underwood Reprising His Role; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - October 5, 2021

ABC's L.A. Law; Amazon's Shelter; and Showtime's Coercion.

  • L.A. LAW (Drama) - Sequel to the NBC drama that aired from 1986-94. Starring Blair Underwood, reprising his role from the original series. Written by Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Executive produced by Underwood, Guggenheim, Mohamed, Hemingway, Jesse Bochco and Dayna Bochco. Produced by 20th Television and Steven Bochco Productions. Logline: The venerable law firm of McKenzie Brackman reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high profile, boundary pushing and incendiary cases. Jonathan Rollins (Underwood) has gone from idealistic to more conservative as he clashes with millennial JJ Freeman to decide the best path forward for the firm to effect political and legal change.
  • Akende Munalula, Shacai O'Neal, Lily Keene and Margot Catherine Terry will co-star on the drama pilot starring Sydney Chandler. Munalula previously guest starred on Starz's Counterpart. O'Neal guest starred on The CW's Black Lightning. Keene appeared in the HBO film Deadwood: The Movie. Terry has recurred on FOX's 9-1-1.
  • Munalula will play Dev, a successful and wealthy Las Vegas-based human trafficker.
  • O'Neal will play Mia, a sex worker.
  • Keene will play Didi, a sex worker.
  • Terry will play Lexi, Rebecca's (Chandler) young daughter.
  • Constance Zimmer has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Jaden Michael. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's House of Cards and four seasons in Lifetime's UnREAL. She has also recurred on ABC's A Million Little Things, Showtime's Shameless, Epix's Condor and Freeform's Good Trouble.
  • She will play Shira Bolitar, Mickey's (Michael) aunt and a severely Type-A prosecutor in the midst of a messy divorce. She has moved back to New Jersey to take care of her nephew, who wants nothing to do with her due to a generational family rift. But Shira has her own side to the story and her own reasons for returning to the hometown she mysteriously fled from all those years ago.