L.A. Law, the original legal drama which aired for eight seasons between 1986 and 1994 on NBC is set to get a revival on ABC, which already ordered the pilot episode, and Arrow star Juliana Harkavy just joined the main cast, Deadline has learned.
Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, L.A. Law premiered in September 1986, and it concluded in May 1994. Now, Steven Bochco Productions, a company that the now late producer founded, will produce the sequel series for ABC.
Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen already signed to reprise their roles from the original series as Jonathan Rollins and Arnie Becker, respectively. New series regulars include Hari Nef, Toks Olagundoye, Ian Duff, John Harlan Kim, and now Juliana Harkavy.
According to Deadline’s report, Harkavy will play Yvette Cabrera, a lawyer who will find herself in the middle of the case that will put her against Alana (Hari Nef), a lawyer who used to be her lover, which will complicate things a lot more than they already are. And once she becomes a new partner at Alana’s law firm, the issues with their relationship will become even more complicated, to say the least.
Juliana Harkavy is best known for the role of Dinah Drake/Black Canary in the TV series Arrow. She joined the show in season 5 and remained a series regular until the show concluded with its season 8 in 2020. Juliana Harkavy, along with two other stars Katie Cassidy and Katherine McNamara was set to reprise the role in the spin-off series Green Arrow and the Canaries, but the CW didn’t pick up the show after airing the backdoor pilot episode, which was also a penultimate episode of the original Arrow series.
Marc Guggenheim, the creator of TV series Arrow, now serves as the writer of the upcoming revival of L.A. Law, and what’s interesting, following Harkavy’s casting announcement, Guggenheim wrote on Twitter how his “master plan to “ship of Theseus” LA Law into Green Arrow & the Canaries is one-third complete”, which would imply that he would like to bring Katie Cassidy and Katherine McNamara on the show as well.