Ally McBeal restarts in work with Calista Flockhart considered to reprise her titular role

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Ally McBeal restarts in work with Calista Flockhart considered to reprise her titular role


This Emmy-winning hit show from the late ’90s helped put several stars on the map, including Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski.

And on Friday, TV Line reported that an Ally McBeal revival is currently underway, with titular star Calista, 56, planning to return.

The fantasy dramatic comedy followed an overly imaginative lawyer as she navigated the ups and downs of her personal and professional life.

She’s Back: A cover of Ally McBeal, the fantasy-drama comedy following an Overly Imaginative Lawyer, is currently in the works

The show ran for five seasons until 2002 and starred Vonda Shepard, Portia de Rossi, Lucy Liu, Courtney Thorne Smith and Gill Bellows, among others.

Show creator David E. Kelley has previously mentioned his support for a McBeal reboot, but he urged that a woman be the primary creative force behind the new iteration.

“I would be open to the idea of ​​Ally McBeal being remade, but I don’t think it should be done by me. If it had to be done, it really should be done by a woman, ”Michelle Pfeiffer’s husband told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018.

The One and Only: titular star Calista Flockhart can't wait to return;  seen here in 2018

The One and Only: titular star Calista Flockhart can’t wait to return; seen here in 2018

“If it’s gotta be new, it should be new and different. And I did it: 100 hours, ”he concluded.

Kelley would, however, remain on board as executive producer.

It is not yet clear whether Flockhart, who is married to Harrison Ford, is already in formal negotiations to reprise her lead role.

Innovative: Show creator David E. Kelley has previously mentioned his support for a reboot, but he urged that a woman be the primary creative force behind the new iteration.

Innovative: Show creator David E. Kelley has previously mentioned his support for a reboot, but he urged that a woman be the primary creative force behind the new iteration.

The same goes for costars Krakowski, Liu, de Rossi, Thorne Smith and the others.

During her five-year run, Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes as well as seven Primetime Emmys, including for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Flockhart’s most recent credit has been a recurring role on Supergirl.

During her five-year run: Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes as well as seven Primetime Emmys, including for Outstanding Comedy Series

During her five-year run: Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes as well as seven Primetime Emmys, including for Outstanding Comedy Series

News of Ally McBeal’s rebirth 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.

Additionally, fans are waiting for an in-progress update to HBO’s hit series Sex And The City, scheduled for later this year.

While McBeal originally ran on Fox, no current network or streaming platform is attached on reboot yet.

While McBeal originally ran on Fox: No network or streaming platform attached to the new reboot yet

While McBeal originally ran on Fox: No network or streaming platform attached to the new reboot yet

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