“Ally McBeal” Sequel Series in Early Stages of Development

Calista Flockhart in
Calista Flockhart in "Ally McBeal"

Several ’90s shows made a major comeback in recent years, and it seems Ally McBeal is the next one in line. ABC is plotting a sequel series of the beloved legal comedy, and a few familiar faces might be coming back for another ride.

This project is still in the early stages of development, but ABC already has a plotline in mind. The sequel would follow the daughter of Ally McBeal’s D.A. roommate Renée Raddick, who joins the law firm from the original series straight out of law school.

Calista Flockhart has been approached to reprise her role from the original series, in addition to serving as an executive producer. It would also make sense for Lisa Nicole Carson to return as Renée if the sequel ends up putting the focus on her daughter.

Ally McBeal originally aired on Fox between 1997 and 2002 and it centered on a young lawyer working in Boston and looking for fulfillment in her personal and professional life. In addition to Flockhart and Carson, the series also starred Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu, and Portia de Rossi. It received an Emmy and two Golden Globes for the best comedy series during its run.