Tuesday, September 28, 2021

NBC Revives 'Law & Order' for Season 21

After its shocking cancellation in May 2010, NBC has today decided to bring back its original drama series Law & Order - which kicked off a juggernaut franchise that continues to expand to this day - for a new season, its 21st overall.

The new season will continue the classic bifurcated format and once again examine the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.

No cast is currently attached for the new season. However, the series is expected to reach out to several actors to reprise their beloved characters for the upcoming revival. 

Dick Wolf and Rick Eid developed the new season, with Eid set as showrunner. They will executive produce with Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski. Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment will produce.

The revival will join two Law & Order spinoffs on NBC. SVU starring Mariska Hargitay surpassed the mothership in longevity. It is currently airing its 23rd season and is already renewed for its 24th. Meanwhile, Organized Crime starring Christopher Meloni in his epic return to his SVU role debuted earlier this year and recently launched its second season. It's currently unclear when the revival of Law & Order will join the schedule - with midseason remaining a possibility for the broadcast network.

"Law & Order is quite simply one of the most iconic shows in television history, and the idea of continuing its legacy and partnering with Dick on an all-new season is nothing short of exhilarating," said Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "This is great news for NBC as well as TV fans everywhere."