The cult movie series NYPD Blue will soon be entitled to a continuation
Today, the series tvs are at par with the cinema, and even beyond, regularly in term of quality and originality. If everyone has eyes on its small screen, it has not always been so. It was necessary that it starts somewhere.
And, well before that the channel HBO does break the house down with The sopranos or Oz, the television landscape was in full search of itself. Almost at the same time as the X-Files have traumatized the whole world, a different program, although more realistic, has quickly established itself as a must-have. His name ? NYPD Blue.
Bam ! Masterpiece instant !
Created by the great David Milch and Steven Bochco, the series has been aired for 12 seasons, from 1993 to 2005 and had 246 episodes. It has allowed us to discover, among others, Jimmy Smits, the last episode in the series still remains in the memories, but especially to impose Dennis Franz as a great actor in the role of Andy Sipowicz, the cop’s gruff and wily who is humanized at the discretion of the episodes, becoming the main character.
Raw around the edges, realistic, and terribly addictive, NYPD Blue remains today as a small masterpiece to discover any emergency if you do not know.
It all started with David Caruso and Dennis Franz
All that to say that we are in 2018 and, as one would expect, the series will soon be back on the channel ABC. We learn, in fact, via the website Deadline that the chain just ordered a pilot for a new series which will feature Theo Sipowicz, the son of Andy Sipowicz as he arrives at the 15th Precinct of Manhattan to borrow the footsteps of his father.
If no casting has been announced officially for the time being, or any date of a possible diffusion, it seems already sure that Dennis Franz would not come back in his iconic role, as he told the site :
Still sad for Jimmy Smits
“I actually received a call, I was flattered, but I declined the offer. NYPD Blue has been a peak in my career and in my life and I think with great tenderness. I wish them all the best and a great success.”
If fans are likely to be disappointed, this decision not to respond to the sirens present to honour the actor. However, the future of the series should not be put in the hands of anyone since it is Jesse Bochco, the son of the co-creator, who holds the position of producer and should even make the driver. But the question always remains the same : what good is it to redo what has already been (very well) done ?
The partners may change, but Sipowicz remains…