Disney’s ABC & 20th Television have been developing a pilot for a new revival of the popular series, “LA Law” and according to Deadline, the pilot has been passed over by ABC.
There are currently no plans to rework the series for ABC, however, the finished pilot is being shopped around to other outlets, in the hope they might pick the series up.
The reason ABC passed on the revival was that they felt like the pilot tried too hard and wasn’t able to hit the very high bar of expectations that executives had.
“LA Law” originally aired in 1986 and ran for 8 seasons. It’s about a high-powered law firm called, McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak which handles both criminal and civil cases, usually for high fees. However, office politics and romance often distract the legal staffers from matters in the courtroom.
The new version of “LA Law” is about the law firm of McKenzie Brackman — which is now named Becker Rollins — which reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high-profile, boundary-pushing and incendiary cases.
Original cast members Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen, also reprised their roles as Jonathan Rollins and Arnie Becker. Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef and Ian Duff, also starred in the pilot and played new characters.
The new pilot was written by Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed and will be directed by Anthony Hemingway (Anthony Hemingway Productions), who will also be executive producer. Along with Blair Underwood, Dayna Bochco and Jesse Bochc.
Were you looking forward to the return of “LA Law”?