Disney’s ABC & 20th Television is currently developing a revival of the popular series, “LA Law” and according to Deadline, Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef and Ian Duff have been cast as series regulars in the pilot.
“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.
Original cast members Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen, are reprising their roles as Jonathan Rollins and Arnie Becker,
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.
Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef and Ian Duff will be playing new characters in the pilot:
- Toks Olagundoye will play Assistant District Attorney Erika Jackson. In keeping with the Assistant District Attorney role played in the original series by Susan Day, Cecil Hoffman, and the late John Spencer, Olagundoye’s Erika Jackson is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but is confronted by the role she plays in a carceral system as a deft attorney and as a woman of color. Toks previously starred in the Disney+ Original series “Big Shot”.
- Hari Nef will play Alana Burke, a transgender lawyer who’s so formidable and creative in the courtroom that she makes actual headlines for her outside the box thinking.
- Ian Duff plays junior associate JJ Freeman, an idealistic hard-charger who has no problem speaking truth to power, including to his idol, Jonathan Rollins (Underwood), with whom he has fundamental disagreements about what it means to be a Black man in America in 2022.
The new pilot is being written by Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed and will be directed by Anthony Hemingway, who will also be executive producers. Along with Blair Underwood, Dayna Bochco and Jesse Bochc.
Are you looking forward to the return of “LA Law”?