MC Lyte Returns To The Small Screen In ‘New York Undercover’ Reboot

by Krystal Franklin

March 13, 2019

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Last month both Malik Yoba and Luna Lauren Velez confirmed they’d return to the series, giving the 90s cop drama a strong look of nostalgia from a fan’s perspective and now fans can expect to see MC Lyte in the New York Undercover reboot set to air on ABC. Reportedly“Lyte is Lt. April Freeman, a hard-driving boss with a genius IQ. Marrero will play Melissa Ortiz, a fiery young detective who blends well undercover. Sandeman is Nat Gilmore, charismatic with an easy smile and a quick fuse. Enger portrays Lisa Kim, an ambitious climber. Pizano is Moses Hernandez, an eager beaver with a hero complex.”

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The original series, which aired for four seasons, starred Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as undercover detectives, marking the first police drama on U.S. television to feature two people of color in starring roles. The revival would follow “detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals, from Harlem to Battery Park.”

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