Sam Waterston and Anthony Anderson reprise their roles from the original series, which includes newcomers Jeffrey Donovan, Camryn Manheim, Hugh Dancy and Odelya Halevi.
Since the cancellation of Police, New York City in 2010, when Gunsmoke was on the verge of breaking the record for being the longest-running primetime drama series, Wolf has been planning his comeback.
During the TCA panel for the Waterston, New York revival, the Judicial Police said, “He was talking about it five years ago, too, and I don’t think he ever stopped talking about it.” Said. “One of the reasons we come back is because of her persistence, determination and above all her belief that quitting was a terrible mistake.”
The new episode is the work of Wolf and his regular collaborator, screenwriter and program manager Rick Eid, who says he got in touch with Wolf over a year ago.
“Dick told me, you know, ‘The mothership is coming back. New York, the coroner will be back. Are you there? And I know you were talking to Sam and he said, ‘Sam is here.'” “And then, maybe in May or June of the year [dernière], called and said, ‘It’s happening. Do you want to do this? And I took the chance. »
Waterston and Eid, who came out of Grace and Frankie, were hired by Wolf for the new season, while Anderson, who completed his eight-season run on Blackish, said he raised his hand to return.
“When I heard the show was coming back, I called Dick and he was excited to hear from me, that I was interested in the project,” he said. “Going back to the streets of New York, going back to our movie sets and that police room, and putting on that badge, the 1901 badge, was like sitting in a worn-out saddle. It gripped you perfectly and was comfortable. »
Other members of the original New York City Police Department, including Jesse L. Martin, have hinted that they might be reprising their roles in the revival. Although he did not reveal any names, Eid confirmed that this will happen.
“You’ll definitely see some familiar faces along the way,” he said. “We’re going to be quiet about these names for now. But yes, there are so many great actors who have been on the show and the opportunity to have them come back in some way is really exciting. So I think we definitely want to find ways to bring back a lot of our former students.”
Wolf helped set the current trend for drama series living in a universe of characters integrated with series that show frequent transitions. New York’s other two current series, Forensic Police, SVU, and Organized Crime, have done this a few times before, and SVU has made the switch with the Chicago franchise as well. With the main series New York and Forensics joining two spin-offs for Thursday night’s brand New York, Forensics on NBC said potential crossovers are definitely on the cards.
“I think the transitions have been very successful in the Dick Wolf universe, the Chicago universe, and the FBI universe. They’re fan favorites,” he said. anything is possible in the universe.”
At the roundtable, Ms. Waterston also spoke about the longevity of the main series New York cop, who continues to find new fans on television, cable and now on air, and contributed with the determination of Mr. Wolf. the realization of this renaissance.
“Another reason we come back is that we stop doing shows, but the audience never stops watching them,” he said. “So the public’s appetite for New York City law enforcement is a major reason for our turnaround.” »
Forensic Crimes New York is produced by Wolf Entertainment, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Universal Television. Wolf, Eid, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski serve as executive producers.