NBC is dipping into the archives for its newest project, which will see the classic 1990s sitcom Coach return to the small screen, reports EW.
Original star Craig T. Nelson (Parenthood, Blades of Glory) is to reprise his role almost 20 years since the end of the show. But rather than a reboot or a retool, the new series will act as a sequel to the original, which ran from 1989 to 1997, and run for 13 episodes.
No news on whether any other original cast members will also return, but original creator Barry Kemp will write and executive produce the new run.
The new series will reportedly see Coach Hayden Fox (Nelson), in the present day having retired from coaching. He is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.
Recently, many original series are getting a revival – 24 returned last year for a special 12-episode run set in London, and Twin Peaks, Heroes and The X-Files are all set to return to the small screen in the next year.
Craig T. Nelson can currently be seen on the big screen in Get Hard opposite Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2), Kevin Hart (The Wedding Ringer) and Alison Brie (Community). You can read the thoughts of FM Deputy Editor Luke Owen on the movie here.