The New York Undercover revival may move to Peacock.
Last year Dick Wolf attempted to revive New York Undercover, but the project was unable to find a home.
Deadline is reporting that New York Undercover is one of the pitches that Wolf is talking about with Peacock, but it’s important to note that NBCU exec Bill McGoldrick, who oversees the service, has stated they “haven’t landed on a specific show yet.”
Wolf is already developing Law & Order: Hate Crimes on the streaming service, and his SVU spinoff Law & Order: Organized Crime was intended for Peacock before NBC pulled it onto their airwaves to help bolster their fall schedule.
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If New York Undercover does end up moving there, that would make the third network that the show has been through. The original series started at FOX, where it aired for four seasons from 1994 to 1999, and Wolf pitched the revival to ABC in 2019.
The new series included Chicago Med alum Anna Enger Ritch, who recurred as Ingrid Lee, the FBI agent that put Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) in witness protection and then briefly became his neighbor when he returned to Chicago.
Should Wolf transfer the project over, it’s too early to say if Ritch or any of the other actors would go with it. Presumably, their contracts expired after ABC passed on the pilot last year.
Law & Order: Hate Crimes remains in limbo. Last month, Warren Leight said it was still in the works; however, Leight is now the showrunner on SVU so it’s also unclear if he would work on both series or if Hate Crimes would need a new executive producer. Peacock hasn’t said anything official about the project recently.
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