Michelle Hurd has been cast one of the leads in the planned reboot of Cagney and Lacey reboot, alongside Grey’s Anatomy actress Sarah Drew, just five days it was announced that Drew would be leaving the show at the end of the season.
The potential series is a reboot of the 80s police procedural of the same name.
The logline and character descriptions: “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.”
The original roles were played by Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless. Hurd, most known for her roles on the soap opera Another World and Law and Order: SVU, was recently a series regular on NBC’s Blindspot and had recurring roles on Hawaii Five-O and Lehtal Weapon.