Lacretta to star in NBC’s Night Court reboot pilot. She joins previously cast Melissa Rauch, Anna Villafane, and original series star John Larroquette who will reprise his role.
Dan Rubin is writing and The half hour legal comedy which centers on unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone (Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (Larroquette).
Lacretta will play Donna “Gurgs” Gurganous, the court’s bailiff, who takes her job very seriously. Big-hearted, intense and not big on boundaries, Gurgs is easily riled up and fiercely protective of her night court colleagues. She lives with multiple large dogs in a small Bay Ridge apartment. Richard Moll played bailiff Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon in the original series. The series featured three female bailiffs in various seasons played by Selma Diamond (Seasons 1-3), Florence Halop (Season 3) and Marsha Warfield (Seasons 4-9)
Villafañe plays an ADA.
Rubin is executive producing alongside Rauch and Winston Rauch executive produce via their After January production company; Larroquette is a producer. After January produces in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
Reinhold Weege created the original Night Court. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan municipal court presided over by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold “Harry” T. Stone (portrayed by Harry Anderson). Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Selma Diamond, Florence Halop, Charles Robinson, Markie Post, Marsha Warfield also starred in the original series that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992.
No premiere date has been given as of yet.