‘White Collar’ Reboot within the Works, Will Honor Willie Garson


As “White Collar” sees a resurgence in reputation years after its conclusion, it appears followers could have new episodes to observe quickly. Series creator Jeff Eastin revealed at Variety‘s TV Fest on Thursday {that a} new model of the police procedural is within the works.

“We’re gonna reboot. I’m writing the script,” he mentioned on a panel alongside stars Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay and Tiffany Thiessen. Bomer confirmed his involvement, saying, “I’m in!” as DeKay and Thiessen additionally raised their palms.

“It’s a fantastic script and it answers all the questions that one would have if you watch the show,” DeKay mentioned, “and it would introduce the show to those who haven’t seen it as well. Both edges of the sword are honed.”

Willie Garson, who performed Mozzie in “White Collar” and died in 2021, will probably be nodded to within the reboot.

“It honors Willie, too, in a profound way,” DeKay mentioned. “With such sensitivity and such heart,” Thiessen added. “I told Jeff after I finished it, I literally was so excited, but at the same time had tears in my eyes — for good reason. You captured the suspense, the thrill, the characters and the love in that reboot.”

It appears doubtless that the reboot will land on Hulu, although at present unconfirmed. “White Collar” initially aired on the NBCUniversal-owned cabler USA, however Fox Television Studios dealt with manufacturing, which means Disney now owns the IP. DeKay famous through the panel that “the hope is that it will be a particular streamer.”

Eastin didn’t give any plot particulars, however mentioned he deliberately left issues open-ended when writing the sequence’ conclusion in 2014. After procedurals started booming on Netflix over the previous yr, revisiting “White Collar” grew to become a extra tangible choice.

“If you get to the finale, with Neal [Bomer] walking in Paris, that was always the setup,” he mentioned. “I always left it open, and as the years passed, it seemed more like a distant hope. But say thank you to ‘Suits’ for starting this streaming trend. They were doing great, and got people watching ‘White Collar’ now on Netflix. That’s doing really, really good. Off of that, it’s like, ‘Hey, let’s do another one.’”


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