CBS is set to revive the beloved TV show, Matlock, bringing a new iteration to the airwaves this fall. Known for its late-career success, the original series captivated audiences with the charismatic performance of Andy Griffith as Ben Matlock, a Southern lawyer renowned for his unconventional courtroom tactics. Now, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates takes on the lead role as Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a formidable attorney determined to expose corruption within prestigious law firms. In this revamped version, Matlock shifts its focus to corporate crimes and Matty’s pursuit of justice for the underprivileged. Get ready for a fresh and thrilling take on the iconic legal drama. But when can we expect the new Matlock to Release? Let’s find out.
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Matlock Expected Release Date
Matlock, an American mystery legal drama series, originally aired from March 3, 1986, to May 7, 1995, featuring Andy Griffith as criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. Since 1991, syndication and various TV channels have been airing reruns of the show. CBS has announced a reboot of Matlock, with Kathy Bates portraying Madeline “Matty” Matlock. Matlock exact release date is yet to be announced, But it is expected Matlock will release at the end of 2023 or early 2024.
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Matlock Reboot Starring Kathy Bates
CBS has greenlit the Matlock reboot, with Kathy Bates taking on the lead role as Madeline Matlock, a gender-swapped version of the attorney. The new series will showcase Madeline’s exceptional intelligence as she tackles cases, reminiscent of the original show.
The pilot was ordered in February, and the reboot is scheduled to air on Sunday nights on CBS in the near future. The original Matlock, created by Dean Hargrove and starring Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Julie Sommars, Kene Holliday, Nancy Stafford, Clarence Gilyard Jr., and Daniel Roebuck, aired for nine seasons from 1986 to 1995, transitioning from NBC to ABC midway.
While drawing inspiration from the Griffith-led show, Bates’s portrayal of Matlock will have a distinct departure from the folksy detective archetype. The trailer showcases Bates using her charm and age to her advantage, securing a job and uncovering corruption. The reboot follows Madeline “Matty” Matlock, an esteemed attorney who emerges from retirement to join a prestigious law firm despite being in her 70s. Armed with her sharp intellect and unassuming demeanor, she becomes a shining star once again, solving cases and exposing wrongdoing.
Matlock Remaining Cast
In the TV series MATLOCK, Skye P. Marshall takes on the role of Olympia, Jason Ritter as Julian, David Del Rio as Billy, and Leah Lewis as Sarah. The show features an esteemed team of executive producers, including Kathy Bates, Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Eric Christian Olsen, and John Will. The pilot episode was directed by Kat Coiro, with the script penned by Jennie Snyder Urman. Matlock is produced by CBS Studios.
As we Said Above, Emmy and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates takes on the lead role in MATLOCK as Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a brilliant septuagenarian who embarks on a professional comeback at a prestigious law firm. Utilizing her unassuming demeanor and cunning tactics, Matty skillfully navigates the courtroom to secure victories. Assigned to work with Olympia, a senior attorney and advocate for justice portrayed by Skye P. Marshall, Matty captures the attention of Julian, Olympia’s ex-husband and the son of the firm’s head, portrayed by Jason Ritter, who is fascinated by Matty’s clever abilities. Alongside the firm’s younger associates, including the charismatic Billy (David Del Rio) and ambitious Sarah (Leah Lewis), Matty strives to establish her position in this high-stakes world.
Where To Watch Matlock?
Matlock episodes will be broadcast live on CBS in the US. Viewers who do not have traditional cable/satellite television can also watch CBS through various live TV streaming services such as FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV.
Paramount Plus Premium subscribers and CBS app subscribers can also enjoy the episodes as they air. Essential tier Paramount Plus subscribers can access all CBS content the day after its live broadcast.
As for the UK debut of the series, there is currently no official information available. We will keep you updated as soon as we receive any updates regarding its release in the UK.
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