Blair Underwood to Reprise Original Role on ‘L.A. Law’ Sequel

LOS ANGELES - SEP 21: Blair Underwood arrives to the BAFTA Los Angeles and BBC America TV Tea Party on September 21, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Blair Underwood is set to return to the McKenzie Brackman law firm as attorney Jonathan Rollins for a sequel to hit legal drama L.A. Law.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is currently developing the project. The official description says, “Rollins has grown more conservative over the years and now clashes with a younger attorney over the direction of McKenzie Brackman, which focuses on high-profile, boundary-pushing cases.”

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Underwood will co-executive produce the show alongside Arrow’s Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed. Guggenheim and Mohamed will both be writing. Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson, Underground) is set to direct.

L.A. Law ran from 1984 to 1996 on NBC. Underwood joined the cast of the Emmy-winning drama in a recurring role during the second season before becoming a series regular.

Underwood’s most recent projects included playing attorney Bobby Burns in Netflix’s When They See Us and co-starring with Octavia Spencer in the streaming platform’s Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. He also had a role on ABC’s Quantico.