The peacock network has ordered a new pilot for Ironside, a reboot of the detective TV series from the 1960s. It will star Blair Underwood (LA Law, The Event) in the title role.
According to Deadline, the project is being written by Mike Caleo and produced by Universal TV. It “centers on an acerbic, sarcastic detective in a wheelchair (Underwood) who pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in San Francisco.”
David Semel had initially been attached to direct and executive produce but he’s no longer involved. Caleo will executive produce Ironside with Teri Weinberg of Yellow Brick Road, John Davis and Jon Fox. Underwood has had a development/talent holding deal with Universal TV since August.