Things are apparently moving along with NBC’s Night Court sequel series, as the network announces that India de Beaufort has been recast in Ana Villafañe’s place.
Set to lead opposite Melissa Rauch and John Larroquette, de Beaufort will play Olivia, a prosecutor. She replaces the pilot’s assistant district attorney Monica, played by Villafañe, who is busy filming another Warner Brothers TV project, Apple’s Bad Monkey.
Written/executive produced by Dan Rubin, the multi-camera show is based on the classic comedy series Night Court, which ran from 1984 to 1992. The new series will tell the story of the unapologetically optimistic judge Abby Stone (Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, as she follows in her father’s footsteps to preside over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court. A task made more difficult by the courtroom’s collection of oddballs and cynics, including previous assistant district attorney Dan Fielding – a role Larroquette will be reprising from the original show.