New Scripts ‘Honor’ Willie Garson ‘In a Profound Way’ (EXCLUSIVE) : ‘White Collar’ Reboot in the Works, According to Cast and Creator

As “White Collar” sees a resurgence in popularity years after its conclusion, it seems fans will have new episodes to watch soon

Published Time: 07.06.2024 - 05:31:25 Modified Time: 07.06.2024 - 05:31:25

As “White Collar” sees a resurgence in popularity years after its conclusion, it seems fans will have new episodes to watch soon. Series creator Jeff Eastin revealed at Variety‘s TV Fest on Thursday that a new version of the police procedural is in the works.

“We’re gonna reboot. I’m writing the script,” he said on a panel alongside stars Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay and Tiffany Thiessen. Bomer confirmed his involvement, saying, “I’m in!” as DeKay and Thiessen also raised their hands.

“It’s a fantastic script and it answers all the questions that one would have if you watch the show,” DeKay said, “and it would introduce the show to those who haven’t seen it as well. Both edges of the sword are honed.”

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Willie Garson, who played Mozzie in “White Collar” and died in 2021, will be nodded to in the reboot.

“It honors Willie, too, in a profound way,” DeKay said. “With such sensitivity and such heart,” Thiessen added. “I told Jeff after I finished it, I literally was so excited, but at the same time had tears in my eyes — for good reason. You captured the suspense, the thrill, the characters and the love in that reboot.”


It seems likely that the reboot will land on Hulu, though currently unconfirmed. “White Collar” originally aired on the NBCUniversal-owned cabler USA, but Fox Television Studios handled production, meaning Disney now owns the IP. DeKay noted during the panel that “the hope is that it will be a particular streamer.”

Eastin didn’t give any plot details, but said he intentionally left things open-ended when writing the series’ conclusion in 2014. After procedurals began booming on Netflix over the past year, revisiting “White Collar” became a more tangible option.

“If you get to the finale, with Neal Bomer walking in Paris, that was always the setup,” he said. “I always left it open, and as the years passed, it seemed more like a distant hope. But say thank you to ‘Suits’ for starting this streaming trend. They were doing great, and got people watching ‘White Collar’ now on Netflix. That’s doing really, really good. Off of that, it’s like, ‘Hey, let’s do another one.'”

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