As previously reported, actor Blair Underwood has landed in the starring role of the classic remake of 1967-1975 crime drama series Ironside that starred Raymond Burr as a paralyzed Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The new show was officially picked up by NBC on Friday as they officially set the hour-long drama’s time slot for Wednesdays at 10pm.
Here is the official series description;
In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Detective Robert Ironside. He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes – even if it means breaking the rules. Tough, sexy and acerbic, Ironside’s never been afraid to call it like he sees it. As a detective, his instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up… because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a damn wheelchair slow him down.
The cast includes Spencer Grammer, Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Neal Bledsoe, and Kenneth Choi.
Check out the first full 3-minute trailer for the series below:
Here is an interview we conducted with Underwood a couple of months ago as he discussed the new show and the new role:
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