Ally McBeal reboots in the works with Calista Flockhart, 56, considered her titular role as the super imaginative lawyer
This late ’90s Primetime Emmy-winning hit show helped put several stars on the map, including Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski.
And on Friday TV line reported that a revival of Ally McBeal is currently in the works, with titular star Calista, 56, looking to return.
The fantastic comedy drama followed an overly imaginative lawyer as she navigated the ups and downs of both her personal and professional life.
She’s back: a revival of Ally McBeal, the fantastic comedy drama after an overly imaginative lawyer, is currently in the works
The show ran for five seasons until 2002 and starred, among others, Vonda Shepard, Portia de Rossi, Lucy Liu, Courtney Thorne Smith and Gill Bellows.
Show creator David E. Kelley has previously cited his support for a reboot of McBeal, but has insisted that a woman is the main creative force behind the new iteration.
I would be open to the idea of Ally McBeal being done again, but I don’t think it should be done by me. If it happened, it really would have to be done by a woman, ”said Michelle Pfeiffer’s husband The Hollywood Reporter back in 2018.
The one and only: titular star Calista Flockhart returns; seen here in 2018
When it becomes new, it must be new and different. And I did it: 100 hours, ”he concluded.
However, Kelley would remain on board as an executive producer.
It is not yet clear if Flockhart, who is married to Harrison Ford, is already in official negotiations to resume her lead role.
Innovative: Show creator David E. Kelley has previously mentioned his support for a reboot, but has insisted that a woman is the main creative force behind the new iteration.
The same goes for costars Krakowski, Liu, de Rossi, Thorne Smith and the others.
Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmys over five years, including Outstanding Comedy Series.
Flockhart’s most recent credit was a recurring role on Supergirl.
For five years: Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series
The news of Ally McBeal’s revival comes as countless’ 90s shows have seen new life, from the ill-fated reboot of Roseanne (now The Conners) to Mad About You and Will & Grace.
Plus, fans are waiting for an in-the-works update to the HBO hit series Sex And The City due out later this year.
Although McBeal originally ran on Fox, there is no current network or streaming platform associated with the reboot yet.
While McBeal originally ran on Fox: there is no network or streaming platform attached to the new reboot yet