After the news that Law and Order: For the Defense had been shelved, NBC and Universal TV had made it known that they were working to make another series of the well-known franchise. On September 28, 2021, we finally learned of the plans of the network and the studio. There wasn’t going to be a new show but a revival. That’s right: the original Law and Order will return with season 21. Dick Wolf himself stated in this regard:
“There are few things in life that are true dreams come true. This is mine.”
The first details released tell us that Law and Order 21 season will pick up where the series greeted its audience in 2010. The classic format explores two separate but equally essential sides: the police investigating the crimes and the district attorneys prosecuting the guilty.
“Law and Order is one of the most iconic shows in television history and the idea of being able to carry on his legacy and partnering with Dick on a new season is nothing short of inspiring. This is great news for NBC and fans around the world.”
These are the words of Susan Rovner, head of programming for NBC Universal Television and Streaming, regarding the possibility of the revival of Law and Order.
Law and Order Season 21: Do We Have A Release Date?
If you’re wondering when the revival comes out, the release date for Law and Order 21 season was announced in mid-November. As anticipated, the debut was set for the mid-season, precisely on February 24, 2022. Being a Thursday, the series should open the night entirely dedicated to the franchise, followed by SVU and Organized Crime. Production began on December 8, 2021. With that established, the cast should be announced shortly.
Law And Order Season 21: Who’s In The Cast?
The Law and Order revival cast has not yet been fully announced. According to the first advances, we should find more or less the same actors and characters with which the TV series ended in 2010. We refer to:
- Sam Waterston as Jack McCoy
- Linus Roache as Deputy Attorney Michael Cutter
- Anthony Anderson as Detective Kevin Bernard
- Carolyn McCormick as Dr Elizabeth Olivett
Skip Jeremy Sisto and Alana de la Garza, Detective Cyrus Lupo and Assistant Attorney Connie Rubirosa are engaged in another FBI. The same goes for S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), one of the protagonists of Chicago Med. To date, only Anthony Anderson has been confirmed.