L.A. Law co-creator Steven Bochco is in talks for a reboot
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During a Monday appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Stephen Bochco, the co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning drama L.A. Law, says that he is working on a reboot of his hit show that aired on NBC from 1986-1994. After years of declining to revive the series, Bochco says a pitch from original series writer William Finkelstein eventually won him over.
“He pushed back and said the kind of law that’s relevant in 2016 didn’t even exist in 1986; it was 30 years ago,” Bochco told Eisen. “And he’s right; there are so many interesting legal aspects to our society today that just simply weren’t in play then. And the more I thought about it, the more I thought, well that is kind of interesting.”
Bochco — who also co-created Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue — said he met with Fox, which owns rights to the show, about a possible reboot. “We went over and had a conversation with Fox, and they were very enthusiastic about doing it, so we are developing it,” he said. An insider confirmed to EW that early discussions were taking place, but the studio declined to comment.
On The Rich Eisen Show, Bochco shared few details, but did say he would like to feature several members of the original cast, which included Jimmy Smits, Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen, and Blair Underwood, among others. Bochco added that he’s aiming to finish a script by October with the hopes of getting a greenlight for a pilot shortly after that.
Watch the full interview above.