Detectives Williams and Torres are back!
According to multiple reports, the Fox show that pioneered street wise drama alongside the right side of the law with a twist of Hip Hop and R&B returns to television screens after 20 years.
The 90s police show New York Undercover starred Michael DeLorenzo as “Eddie Torres” and Malik Yoba as “J. C. Williams”, two New York City undercover detectives, along with Lauren Velez, who played Lt. Nina Moreno, who was Torres’ on-again-off-again girlfriend.
New York Undercover ended in controversy 20 years ago amid cast demands for more money. Yoba was particularly vocal about the disrespect he received from Wolf, but in Hollywood, all is forgiven when people can reunite for profit.
Yoba will now play the head of the unit and the show will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz, though casting has yet to be announced for either role. DeLorenzo’s character can’t return to the show, as he was killed off in the third season.
NYU is again produced by Dick Wolf, who oversees the Chicago Med, Fire and PD franchises, which are a rating boon for NBC. The reboot of NYU will premiere on ABC sometime this year.