NBC’s ‘Ironside’ Remake Pilot Rolls Forward With Blair Underwood?
Earlier last year, we brought you the news that NBC had expressed interest in re-tooling '60s procedural 'Ironside' for a modern reboot, in the same way CBS successfully managed to revive 'Hawaii Five-0.' Now it seems production has begun moving forward. NBC has officially ordered a pilot episode of the remake, and reports suggest that 'The Event' star Blair Underwood may take the title chair. New details on the 'Ironside' reboot inside!
It remains to be seen how audiences will respond to 'Ironside' four decades later, but NBC has decided to give things a go with an official pilot order for the rebooted drama. The classic detective series famously featured a wheelchair-bound detective who developed new methods of doing his job after a sniper bullet left him confined to the chair.
The pilot is being written by ‘Malavita’ writer Michael Caleo, with ‘Person of Interest' director Dave Semel attached to helm the pilot episode. The original series ran from 1967-1975 (plus a 1993 movie) and starred actor Raymond Burr, while preliminary casting choices suggest that 'The Event's' Blair Underwood is eying the title role.
Well, what say you? Do you think 'Ironside' has a place to flourish among modern, action-packed procedurals? Who would you like to see take the title role in an 'Ironside' reboot?