Over the years, sexy film star Blair Underwood has become televisions “Golden Boy.” He lands tv show after tv show and we keep in watching! He is so electrifying that Universal had a holding deal with Underwood, which basically means he signed with the network and they promised to either develop a show for him or give him his pick of what new show he wanted to be apart of. Well, aparently he’s made his decision on an oldy but goodie.
Robert T. Ironside is mounting a comeback. NBC has given a pilot order to a reboot of the 1967 detective drama Ironside to star Blair Underwood. The new Ironside, centers on a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective (Underwood) relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.
NBC’s pickup allegedly hinged on Underwood playing the lead. The LA Law alum’s casting stems from a development/talent holding deal he signed with Universal TV in August. The actor, recently starred in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway and his series credits also include NBC’s The Event.
Watch our interview with Blaire below where he talks about his experiece shooting “A Streetcar Named Desire”: