Monday, May 3, 2021

'Law & Order: For the Defense' from Dick Wolf and Carol Mendelsohn Lands Series Order at NBC

NBC is expanding the Law & Order franchise once more. The broadcast network has today given a series order to the latest spinoff Law & Order: For the Defense from executive producer Dick Wolf for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

The new drama will take an unbiased look inside a criminal defense firm. The series will put the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.

CSI alum Carol Mendelsohn will serve as showrunner for the first season. She will executive produce with Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz and Peter Jankowski. Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment will produce.

"This new show is exciting for me personally," said Wolf. "We spent the last 30 years on shows that played offense. Now it will be great to play defense, and being able to do it with Carol is an honor and an opportunity for both of us to do television that hasn't been done before."

"We can't wait to bring audiences the latest chapter of Law & Order, which will explore a different angle of the criminal justice system," added Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "We're excited about Dick Wolf's perpetually thought-provoking approach as well as his collaboration with Carol Mendelsohn, who we have been eager to do a series with for a long time."