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    Allan Veríssimo
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    “ABC is developing LA Law, a new incarnation of the Emmy-winning Steven Bochco series, with Blair Undwerwood set to reprise his role as attorney Jonathan Rollins and executive produce.

    The new LA Law is written/executive produced by Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow co-creator/executive producer Marc Guggenheim and Arrow/Legends writer Ubah Mohamed, and directed/executive produced by Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway. In it, the venerable law firm of McKenzie Brackman reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high profile, boundary pushing and incendiary cases. Blair Underwood reprises his role as attorney Jonathan Rollins, who has gone from idealistic to more conservative as he clashes with millennial JJ Freeman to decide the best path forward for the firm to effect political and legal change.

    (…) L.A. Law won 15 Emmy awards throughout its run, including four for Outstanding Drama Series.”

    Source: https://deadline.com/2020/12/la-law-sequel-blair-underwood-star-abc-marc-guggenheim-ubah-mohamed-anthony-hemingway-jesse-bochco-reboot-1234658515/

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    vinny
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    Yes all for this

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    No

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    To me, this is a completely new show that is just trading on the LA Law name. I would be fine with a new legal show starring Blair Underwood with the exact same premise. But these days, you need a name/hook to get your foot in the door, which is what it sounds like here. I don’t think it will change the legacy of the original show (which isn’t talked about these days like it should be. Dang recency bias!) or anything, like the Perry Mason reboot did. Some of these reboots, as I said, sound like original ideas squeezed into the name of a previous show to get a leg up. The original LA Law had that stream of David E. Kelley quirkiness running through it. This seems more like a socially and politically charged show which could be very interesting to watch. Plus, Blair Underwood has always been such an underrated actor. I’m glad to see him headlining a show again.

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    It’s beyond overdue for Blair Underwood to start collecting his things, but he should have been afforded the opportunity to headline a new series with an original premise, not piggybacking off of established IP like the current trend is right now. It pretty much failed for “Perry Mason,” for example. I’ll hope for the best though.

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