MC Lyte Joins “New York Undercover” Reboot

It’s official! ABC is rebooting the hit 1990s drama, New York Undercover. The pilot will star legendary female rapper MC Lyte and series originals, Malik Yoba and Laren Velez.

According to Deadline, the new series will pick up two decades after the original Fox drama ended and will center on detectives Nat Gilmore (Toby Sandeman) and Melissa Ortiz (Otmara Marrero) as they work to take down Manhattan’s most dangerous criminals.

MC Lyte will star as Lt. April Freeman, “a hard-driving boss with a genius IQ,” while Yoba and Velez will reprise their roles as JC Williams and Nina Moreno respectively. Anna Enger and Octavio Pizano will also appear as Lisa Kim, an ambitious officer looking to make a name for herself, and Moses Hernandez, an over-eager cop with a hero complex.

The show is currently filming the pilot with director Anthony Hemingway and is expected to be on TV screens in 2020 if the pilot is picked up!

Should New York Undercover get a reboot or keep it a classic