Talk of a Northern Exposure reboot has been going on for years now. At one point Darren Burrows, who played Ed Chigliak, tried to use crowdfunding as a way to bring back the show. It was also mentioned that star Rob Morrow was in favor of a reboot as well.

Maybe it’s the growing tide of reboots that’s finally letting this attempt flourish. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Hills are in the works. Will and Grace has seen success and Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hasn’t done bad.

Now, CBS is finally developing a reboot of the 1990s Emmy winning show. The show will have a natural way to come back with Morrow returning to Cicely, Alaska, for a funeral. He’d then meet his old neighbors and some new friends as well. Creators Joshua Brand and John Falsey are expected to be involved along with Morrow.

Brand is writing the script and will executive produce with Falsey, Morrow and Ben Silverman. John Corbett, who starred with Morrow on the original, is a producer.


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Northern Exposure‘s cast also included Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum, Elaine Miles, and the late Peg Phillips. Morrow left the show with eight episodes left but he’s expected to be all in this time around.

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