Matlock is getting the reboot treatment. CBS has ordered a pilot for a new version of the mystery legal series, which stars Andy Griffith as Ben Matlock, a folksy and sometimes cantankerous attorney from Atlanta.
Kathy Bates will star in the reboot as Madeline Matlock and will be joined by Skye P. Marshall (Black Lightning, above). The gender-swap reboot is from Snyder Urman and Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) with Kat Coiro directing the pilot for CBS.
Deadline revealed more about the role Marshall will play in the reboot:
In Matlock, written by Urman and to be directed by Kat Coiro, after achieving success in her younger years, the brilliant septuagenarian Madeline Matlock (Bates) rejoins the work force at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within.
Marshall will play Olympia. A formidable attorney with a thirst for justice, Olympia is a key rainmaker at New York’s most prestigious law firm. Juggling work and life, she remains laser-focused and not the easiest to impress, which is apparent when she is tasked to oversee a third junior associate.
What do you think? If the pilot is given a greenlight to series, would you check out the Matlock reboot on CBS?
I liked the original series of Matlock so I will definitely give this rebook with Kathy Bates a try!
Yes I will watch! I enjoyed Matlock and Kathy Bates is a marvelous choice!
I would definitely watch it