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'New York Undercover' Reboot Cast Is Shaping Up! Meet The Lead Stars + MC Lyte Joins As Series Regular

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The "New York Undercover" reboot just announced its lead stars. Also, MC Lyte has joined the cast. More inside...

The "New York Undercover" reboot is shaping up. Now, we know who will be leading the cast, and one person in particular might look familiar.

Otmara Marrero ("StartUp") and Toby Sandeman (remember him from "She's Gotta Have It" & "Love Is_"?) are the two lead stars for the upcoming series. They'll be the new class of detectives fighting crime in the Big Apple. MC Lyte has also joined as a series regular along with Anna Enger ("Chicago Med") and Octavio Pizano ("If Loving You Is Wrong").

According to Deadline, the reboot will pick up 20 years after the end of the epic original series. MC Lyte will play Lt. April Freeman, a hard-driving boss with a genius IQ.

Meanwhile, Otmara will play Melissa Ortiz, a fiery young detective who blends well undercover. Toby Sandeman is Nat Gilmore, charismatic with an easy smile and a quick fuse. He's a hottie. Anna Enger will play Lisa Kim, an ambitious climber and Octavio Pizano is Moses Hernandez, an eager beaver with a hero complex."

The revival will will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park.

Malik Yoba previously signed on to reprise his role as Detective J.C. Williams from the original series. Lauren Velez is also returning to reprise her role as Nina Moreno.

Detective Williams will be overseeing the NYC’s Fourth Precinct and the next generation of detectives. As for Moreno, she has retired as a detective, but still has ties to the unit.

The cop drama series has a pilot order at ABC. The pilot is currently being shot and is expected to wrap this month.

  

EXTRAS:

1. "How To Get Away With Murder" star Aja Naomi King is joining Tessa Thompson, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Nnamdi Asomugha (former NFL star/Kerry Washington's husband) in Sylvie - a love story set in the '50s and '60s New York City. STORY

2. "Insecure" star/writer Natasha Rothwell is starring and writing in Netflix's upcoming comedy, Hometown. STORY

 

Photos: DFree / Shutterstock.com/Toby's IG

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