ABC Gives Pilot Production Commitment to NYBD BLUE Follow-Up Series

ABC Gives Pilot Production Commitment to NYBD BLUE Follow-Up Series

ABC has given a pilot production commitment to a new installment of "NYPD Blue," according to Variety.

The new series will follow Andy Sipowicz's son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father's murder.

Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, who were writers and executive producers on the original series, will write and executive produce the new show, with Jesse Bochco, son of "NYPD Blue" co-creator Steven Bocho, executive producing and directing. Dayna Bochco, Steven's wife, will produce with ABC Studios in association with 20th Century FOX Television.

The original "NYPD Blue" ran for 12 seasons on ABC from 1993-2005. The series starred Dennis Franz, David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, James McDaniel, Amy Brenneman, and Nicholas Turturro. The show won the best drama series Emmy in 1995 and won the Best Drama Series Golden Globe in 1994.

Read the original article on Variety.

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