ABC has given a pilot production commitment to an all new NYPD Blue revival series that will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s character Detective Andy Sipowicz. The pilot is already in the casting stages for its four main roles.
The sequel will not feature the return of Franz’s character. Instead, in the new series Sipowicz is now dead, and the story will focus on his son Theo “as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Theo seems to have taken after his father as he too is a hard-drinking, hard-headed and quick-witted cop.”