‘White Collar’ reboot is an opportunity, says creator Jeff Eastin

It looks like great things are in store for those who wait, especially for fans of White Collar.

Series creator Jeff Eastin confirmed Thursday in Los Angeles that an updated version of the police procedural is finally in development.

“We are going to restart. I’m writing the script,” Eastin said, as quoted by Variety. He appeared at the industry’s TV festival with stars Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay and Tiffany Thiessen – all of whom are expected to return.

“It’s a fantastic script and it answers all the questions you would have if you saw the show,” added DeKay, who continued, “and it would also introduce the show to those who haven’t seen it yet. Both sides of the sword are sharpened.”

The reboot is also expected to pay tribute to the late Willie Garson, who played Mozzie in the original series. Garson died in 2021.

“With so much sensitivity and so much heart,” Thiessen said of the built-in tribute.