The opening credits contains clips from original film RoboCop (1987), such as: Murphy is rushed into the operating room; Robocop busts down the front door to the cocaine factory; and (before RoboCop first comes on-line in front of the OCP executives) the static across his system's readout screen.
The production company wasn't aware the RoboCop writing duo had the right of first refusal to write a RoboCop TV pilot. When they read about the announced series, they contacted the producers and they had a meeting of minds.
The gun on the TV series is a lighter version of the one in the first movie. The original was a 9mm weapon. They created a lighter gun when importing the real gun into Canada proved difficult. It is easier to handle by the actor in the Robo-suit.
The episode "Prime Suspect" plays out like a remake of "The Fugitive" movie, with Robocop in the role of Kimball. Even going so far as to replicate the Kimball/Gerard face off in the sewers down to the dialogue. This Episode was also based on the "Prime Suspect" Dark Horse comic.