AceShowbiz - British actor Fabien Frankel has scored the lead role in the reboot of hit series "NYPD Blue".
The up-and-coming star, who auditioned several times for the role, will portray Theo, the son of Dennis Franz's beloved character, Detective Andy Sipowicz, from the original series, which ran from 1993 to 2005. The new show will centre on Theo as he investigated his father's murder.
Frankel will star alongside Alona Tal, who will play Detective Nicole Lazarus, and Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup, who will reprise their roles as Diane Russell and John Irvin, respectively.
Jesse Bochco, the son of "NYPD Blue" co-creator Steven Bochco, will direct the pilot, while Steven's widow, Dayna, serves as a producer, according to the New York Post's Page Six.