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Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup reprising their roles in NYPD Blue revival

NYPD Blue, Season 3

Story by Jack Foley

FORMER NYPD Blue stalwarts Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup are to reprise their roles for ABC’s revival.

Delaney won an Emmy for her role as Detective Diane Russell in the original series, while Brochtrup also won widespread acclaim for his role as gay PPA John Irvin.

Delaney joined the show as a recurring in Season 2 and remained a popular series regular until seasons 8 before leaving to headline another series for NYPD Blue co-creator/executive producer Steven Bochco, in the form of Philly.

She then returned to NYPD Blue as a recurring in the final two seasons, 11-12.

Brochtrup recurred on and off during seasons 2 and 4 before becoming a series regular in Season 5 for the rest of the show’s 12-season run.

NYPD Blue writers Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton and Jesse Bochco are penning the pilot for the proposed revival, which will be a sequel of sorts to the original series.

The story revolves around Theo, the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series, who tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder.

Like the original series, the follow-up will revolve around a core group of 15th Precinct police officers and detectives. Alona Tal was recently cast as one of the new leads in the drama.