Now, if you were a kid of the 90s, then you may have remembered a very popular cop series called New York Undercover, pairing a diverse cast with a hip-hop influence set in a gritty crime drama that was a bit ahead of its time. Well, the show’s creator, Dick Wolf (who is also behind the Law & Order franchise), is looking to bring the show back on the air!
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Wolf is getting close to a deal that would bring the series to ABC, as a co-production between ABC Studios and Universal Television, which produced the series during its original run. If this happens, then it will be not only another cop reboot for ABC (which is currently casting the NYPD Blue reboot), but it will also be a whopping 7th series that Wolf has on deck for the 2019-2020 season. Currently, it is confirmed that Wolf will start a new Law & Order spinoff (Law & Order: Hate Crimes), and it appears that his other shows (NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and CBS’ FBI) will get renewed.
The original New York Undercover ran for 4 seasons, from 1994 to 1998, on FOX. The series, which starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo, is credited as the first police drama on US television to cast two people of color as the lead characters. In case you need to jog your memory, check out the intro above! (Psst…We also know that several of the original episodes are posted on YouTube, so check them out there…while you can.)