NYPD Blue I could soon be back in the rhythm.
In the latest example of a restart mania, ABC has awarded a pilot production commitment to a sequel to the Emmy-winning police drama, the network confirmed on Wednesday. This version would focus on the son of Detective Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), who is working on Squad 15 and tries to win his detective shield while investigating his father's murder.
However, fans should not expect to see the return of Sipowicz Mr. Franz, who won three Emmys on paper, retired from Hollywood many years ago. "I got a call and I'm flattered but I'm not interested," he told Deadline Hollywood in a statement. "NYPD Blue It was an important moment in my life and in my career, and I think about it with such affection. I wish you all the best and a lot of success. "
The restart would be supervised by the former NYPD Blue executive producers Matt Olmstead (Chicago Fire), Nick Wootton (Scorpion), and Jesse Bochco (Murder in the first), who is the son of the deceased NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco. Jesse Bochco, who directed the episodes of NYPD Blue, will direct the pilot, which is being written by Olmstead and Wootton.
NYPD Blue he ran for 12 seasons on ABC, from 1993 to 2005, winning the outstanding drama series Emmy in 1995. The cast also included Jimmy Smits, Sharon Lawrence, Kim Delaney, James McDaniel, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Rick Schroeder, Gail O & # 39; Grady, and David Caruso, Gordon Clapp, Bill Brochtrup, Nicholas Turturro and Garcelle Beauvais.