The Law & Order franchise has managed to remain strong for the last three decades with the Organized Crime spinning off its second season and Special Victims Unit entering the 23rd. However, the classic NBC show has itself remained off the air for around 11 years, but not anymore. For the hardcore fans of Jack McCoy and other casts from the Law & Order series, there is good news. The OG series is going to get revived with some of its original cast members.
NBC has given a straight order to revive the Law & Order, which means the series will soon enter its 21st season. With that said, Dick Wolf and Rick Eid, who have always collaborated with Law & Order, will serve as the show-runner in the upcoming season as well. But apparently, it is yet not clear which cast will return from the original Law & Order, but there will surely be some old faces alongside the new ones. Here is what Dick Wolf said about the show’s return – “There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true. This is mine.”
Additionally, it is also not very clear that how many episodes the upcoming season of Law & Order will have. It is also not clear that whether or not the show will arrive in the 2021-2022 season or the 2022-2023 TV season. However, the original run of the show thrived between 1990 and 2010 and it was Gunsmoke who had the longest-running primetime series when the OG NBC show was about to go off-air.
During its 20-year long run, the NBC show collected six Emmy wins apart from all the other nominations. While no one stayed with the show for this long, it was Sam Waterston’s Jack McCoy, S. Epatha Merkerson’s Anita Van Buren, Jerry Orbach’s Lennie Briscoe, Jesse L. Martin’s Ed Green, and Adam Schiff’s Steven Hill who remained the most prominent faces of the show. Apart from them, Chris Noth’s Mike Logan and Dann Florek’s Donald Cragen were also present in Law & Order’s early seasons that included Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent.
The idea behind bringing the OG NBC show back was considered six years ago with Waterson echoing that he’d be interested in playing Jack McCoy. This official order took several months after NBC decided not to go ahead with For the Defense when Hate Crimes was under development. Apart from continuing to play in Law & Order franchise, Wolf also created the Chicago franchise, and over the CBS, he produced three FBI shows.
Well, more information and news on what is there in store for the upcoming Law & Order season will get unfolded slowly and steadily. All that fans could do is wait.