ABC’s ‘Ally McBeal’ Sequel is in development with New Lead

25 years ago, a drama show was created by David E. Kelley with the title Ally McBeal aired on Fox from September 8, 1997, to May 20, 2002.

After two decades, the Emmy-winning legal dramedy starring Calista Flockhart is plotting a comeback with a sequel series.

The sequel is in early development at ABC, which is written and executive produced by Karin Gist (Mike).

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This new series will follow a young Black woman who joins the law firm from the original series straight out of law school.

The upcoming production will introduce the daughter of Ally McBeal’s (Flockhart) D.A. roommate Renée Raddick, who was played by Lisa Nicole Carson.

According to rumors, Calista Flockhart has applied her cast again as the main lead following the title but her potential involvement likely won’t be made yet.

 ABC's new show will likely focus on a new character who is a Black woman but there are no current plans for Kelley to be involved in the sequel. 

Ally McBeal was aired on Fox from 1997-2002, and starred Flockhart as Ally McBeal who was a lawyer working in the Boston law firm.

The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1999 and known for its strong ensemble cast .