Ally McBeal may return to the small screen. ABC is developing a sequel to the popular dramedy, which ran for five seasons on FOX between 1997 and 2002. Calista Flockhart stars in the original series, and she has been approached to be part of the sequel.
Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Peter MacNicol, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Vonda Shepard, Portia de Rossi, Albert Hall, Lisa Nicole Carson, Renee Goldsberry, Vatrena King, Sy Smith, Lucy Liu, and Gil Bellows also star in the original series which follows the lawyers at a Boston law firm. The focus is on Ally (Flockhart), a young lawyer who joined the firm to discover her childhood sweetheart already worked there.
Deadline revealed the following about the potential Ally McBeal sequel:
Written and executive produced by Karin Gist (Mike), I hear the new show will follow a young Black woman who joins the law firm from the original series (or its current incarnation) straight out of law school. The young woman is believed to be the daughter of Ally McBeal’s (Flockhart) D.A. roommate Renée Raddick, who was played by Lisa Nicole Carson on the mothership series.
It is unknown when the show would arrive on the network if ABC moves forward with the series.
What do you think? Would you like to see a sequel of Ally McBeal on ABC? Would you want any other characters from the original show to be part of it?
I loved Ally McBeal. As long as you do the reboot well, I will give it a try.
So the tv show makers are so lacking in ideas that now they just take the name of a 90s show, put new people in it, a whole new premise, and of course they change the ethnicity of the protagonist to suit the current way of doing things and then try to tell us its a sequel… Please. A pig in lipstick is still a pig, and without its original cast or writers or producers, this will prove to be nothing more than cultural womansplaining for the sake of a lack of creativity. It will be cancelled before the end… Read more »
I would love too see a sequel for Ally McBeal.
So where is Ally McBeal? And if not by David Kelly how will it have even the essence of the original? This is just another show that will likely be cancelled.
So they are just using the Ally Mcbeal name, how is this a sequel if you don’t even have Ally Mcbeal in the picture lol. Plus its not by David E Kelly… A major flop coming.