Corbin Bernsen set to return as Arnie Becker in ABC’s L.A. Law sequel series

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35 years after his breakthrough role as Arnie Becker in NBC’s L.A. Law, Corbin Bernsen is reprising that role.

The 67-year-old actor has signed on to return as Becker in the new sequel series hailing from ABC, according to Variety.

He will be joined by another original L.A. Law co-star, Blair Underwood, who played Jonathan Rollins in the legal series.

Return: 35 years after his breakthrough role as Arnie Becker in NBC's L.A. Law, Corbin Bernsen is reprising that role

Return: 35 years after his breakthrough role as Arnie Becker in NBC’s L.A. Law, Corbin Bernsen is reprising that role

Arnie: The 67-year-old actor has signed on to return as Becker in the new sequel series hailing from ABC, according to Variety

Arnie: The 67-year-old actor has signed on to return as Becker in the new sequel series hailing from ABC, according to Variety 

The show was created by the late Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, which debuted in 1986 and ran eight seasons until the finale in 1994.

The show followed the personal and professional lives of the lawyers and other staff members at a fictional Los Angeles law firm called McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak.

The show tackled a number of relevant issues throughout the 1980s and 1990s such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, abortion, capital punishment, racism, homophobia and much more.

Law firm: The 67-year-old actor has signed on to return as Becker in the new sequel series hailing from ABC, according to Variety

Law firm: The 67-year-old actor has signed on to return as Becker in the new sequel series hailing from ABC, according to Variety 

The show’s massive ensemble cast also included Harry Hamlin, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker, Richard Dysart, Susan Ruttan, Susan Dey and Jimmy Smits.

The show was both a critical and commercial hit, winning 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, including four Outstanding Drama Series awards.

After the show went off the air, the cast reunited for L.A. Law: The movie in 2002, eight years after the series finale.

Cast: The show's massive ensemble cast also included Harry Hamlin, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker, Richard Dysart, Susan Ruttan, Susan Dey and Jimmy Smits

Cast: The show’s massive ensemble cast also included Harry Hamlin, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker, Richard Dysart, Susan Ruttan, Susan Dey and Jimmy Smits

Movie: After the show went off the air, the cast reunited for L.A. Law: The movie in 2002, eight years after the series finale

Movie: After the show went off the air, the cast reunited for L.A. Law: The movie in 2002, eight years after the series finale

Bernsen returns as Becker, a lothario on the original show who hasn’t changed since the 1980s, though the world around him has changed quite greatly.

The character is in his 60s, who struggles with a, ‘rapidly shifting sexual and political landscape.

Bernsen, who was nominated for two Emmy Awards during the show’s original run, said in a statement he has, ‘often thought about revisiting LA Law and Arnie Becker over the years.’ 

Lothario: Bernsen returns as Becker, a lothario on the original show who hasn't changed since the 1980s, though the world around him has changed quite greatly

Lothario: Bernsen returns as Becker, a lothario on the original show who hasn’t changed since the 1980s, though the world around him has changed quite greatly

‘Now seems the perfect moment in time to explore our fast changing world through Becker’s eyes. Fasten your seatbelts,’ Bernsen added. 

Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed are writing the pilot script and serving as executive producers.

Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the pilot, while Dayna Bochco and Jesse Bochco, the wife and son of the late L.A. Law co-creator Steven Bochco, will executive produce via Steven Bochco Productions.

Changing world: 'Now seems the perfect moment in time to explore our fast changing world through Becker’s eyes. Fasten your seatbelts,' Bernsen added

Changing world: ‘Now seems the perfect moment in time to explore our fast changing world through Becker’s eyes. Fasten your seatbelts,’ Bernsen added



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