David Milch is gearing up to produce his fifth drama pilot for HBO in the last five years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this one is entitled Last of the Ninth.
The series will return Milch to his gritty NYPD Blue roots. The show is said to be set at a New York Police Department in 1972. Milch stated, "It is about an older detective's mentoring of a young detective returned from Vietnam in a department fiscally crippled, under attack by revolutionaries, and which has been brought by allegations of systemic corruption into public disrepute."
The show will begin production after the end of the current writers' strike.