CBS Reboots Cagney and Lacey Into A Diverse Police Procedural.
‘Cagney & Lacey’: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew & Michelle Hurd Set As The Leads Of CBS Reboot Pilot
That was quick. Less than a week after news broke that popular Grey’s Anatomy cast member Sarah Drew will be exiting the series at the end of the current 14th season, she has been tapped as co-lead Cagney in CBS’ Cagney & Lacey drama pilot. Blindspot alum Michelle Hurd has been cast as fellow co-lead Lacey in the reboot of the iconic 1980s police procedural.
Written by Bridget Carpenter and directed by Rosemary Rodriguez, the new Cagney & Lacey will follow the two female police detectives and friends who keep the streets of Los Angeles safe.
Drew will play LAPD Detective Cagney, Lacey’s nimble and easygoing partner and protégée. Hurd’s Lacey is athletic, polished, a former high school track and field champion. Empathetic and straightforward, she’s the more experienced partner.
Lacey was conceived and written as African American in the reboot, which CBS TV Studios is co-producing with MGM Television.
Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless played the title characters in the original Cagney & Lacey, which ran on CBS for seven seasons. The series won two best drama Emmys and six lead actress in a drama series trophies — four for Daly and two for Gless.
CBS sure is getting into a lot of 1970’s and 1980’s TV reboots lately.
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