'Cold Case' Stars Reportedly Eager to Join Reboot Despite Show Going in a 'Different Direction'

Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino "hoped" to come back for the 'Cold Case' reboot, but the series will star a brand new cast.

After a Cold Case reboot was announced, fans were likely hoping for the returns of Lilly Rush and Scotty Valens, but one major problem came in the way. Creator and executive producer Meredith Stiehm is helming the new series which will center on a new team of detectives and set 15 years after the original. While original stars Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino were not attached but "aware," more information has been dropped about their interest before the series went in a different direction.

A source tells In Touch that both Morris and Pino "hoped to make a comeback that the old followers of the show would come back to see them solving cases again and a new generation would get interested as well. But they were told they were going in a different direction." Steihm reportedly wanted to have a new cast for the reboot, but it's unknown if guest appearances are still in question or completely out as well. Since it will be a Cold Case reboot without the original cast, a source says that "old viewers aren't going to recognize the show without them." 

It's disappointing to know that Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino were on board for the reboot, but hopefully, this doesn't take away from them potentially guest-starring. Cold Case also starred Justin Chambers, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, Thom Barry, and Tracie Thoms throughout its seven-season run. As of now, the new cast has not been announced, but fans shouldn't expect any familiar faces to pop up, at least not right away. It's always possible things could change later down the line if it goes to series.

More information on the Cold Case reboot should be announced soon. Even though Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino won't be returning, fans can still watch their best moments together on the original series on Max