After 28 years since the original series ended, the iconic crime-solving TV show Matlock is coming back to CBS. This time, it features Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates in the lead role, bringing her own charm and style to the courtroom. The new Matlock series is set to premiere on CBS this fall and has been highly anticipated by fans of the original show.
Madeline “Matty” Matlock: A New Kind of Super Sleuth
In the new series, Kathy Bates plays the role of Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a decorated attorney who comes out of retirement to join a prestigious law firm. Despite being in her 70s, Matty uses her wit and unassuming demeanor to solve cases and bring corruption to light. The new trailer for the show showcases Bates’s charm and humor, as she charms her way into a job and uses her age to her advantage.
The Inspiration Behind the Reboot
While Bates’s Matlock may be different from the original character played by Andy Griffith, the new series still draws inspiration from the iconic crime-solver. The trailer even acknowledges the existence of Ben Matlock, the famous television detective played by Griffith, firmly setting the two characters in separate worlds but with an undeniable connection.
A Talented Cast Brings the New Series to Life
Along with Bates, the new Matlock series stars Jason Ritter, Skye P. Marshall, David Del Rio, and Leah Lewis. Kat Coiro directed the pilot episode, and the script was written by Jennie Snyder Urman, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Bates, Joanna Klein, Eric Christian Olsen, and John Will.
Matlock and CBS’s New Fall Lineup
Matlock will be part of CBS’s updated slate for the fall season, which also includes The Good Wife spinoff Elsbeth and Poppa’s House from Damon Wayans Sr. and Damon Wayans Jr. The network faced a bit of upheaval with its upcoming schedule after canceling the popular show S.W.A.T., but was able to hash out a deal with Sony for one final season.
Catch Matlock This Fall on CBS
While there’s no exact premiere date for the new series yet, fans can catch Kathy Bates in action as Madeline “Matty” Matlock on CBS this fall. The show is set to air in the Sunday 8 p.m. time slot and is sure to bring back the iconic style and charm of the original series while also introducing new twists and turns for audiences to enjoy.
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the return of Matlock with Kathy Bates in the lead role is an exciting development for fans of the original series and crime-solving TV shows in general. With Bates’s unique charm and style, the new series promises to be just as captivating as its predecessor while also introducing new elements and characters.