Image: NBC/Universal Television/David Entertainment/Yellow Brick Road
Image: NBC/Universal Television/David Entertainment/Yellow Brick Road
Famed detective Ironside returns to TV screens later this year, with former L.A. Law star Blair Underwood taking up the mantle of the detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting.

The series will air in the US on NBC later this year and it expected to arrive in the UK around the same time.

The show’s official website says: “In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Detective Robert Ironside. He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes – even if it means breaking the rules.

“Tough, sexy and acerbic, Ironside’s never been afraid to call it like he sees it. As a detective, his instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up… because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a damn wheelchair slow him down.”

Ironside also stars Brent Sexton as Gary Stanton, Pablo Schreiber as Virgil, Spencer Grammer as Holly, Neal Bledsoe as Teddy and Kenneth Choi as Captain Ed Rollins.

It’s being written by Michael Caleo (Rescue Me, The Sopranos) and is bring produced by Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road Productions.