Law & Order followers are used to seeing how the District Attorney’s workplace goes about taking down criminals. Now, for a change, they’ll get a seat at the protection desk.
The franchise’s newest iteration, titled Law & Order: For the Defense, will observe the attorneys of a felony protection agency, NBC introduced Monday. The drama skipped the pilot stage and acquired a straight-to-series order.
Per the official launch, For the Defense “will put attorneys below the microscope, together with the felony justice system, with each week delivering the promise of a recent morality story.”
Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) will likely be showrunner.Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz, Peter Jankowski and Mendelsohn will likely be government producers. Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment will produce.
“This new show is thrilling for me personally,” Wolf mentioned by way of assertion. “We spent the final 30 years on reveals that performed offense. Now it is going to be nice to play protection and having the ability to do it with Carol is an honor and a possibility for each of us to do tv that hasn’t been performed earlier than.”
Of course,Wolf refers to the differentLaw & Order sequence, which historically have appeared at crimes from the views of law enforcement officials and prosecutors. Two differentLaw & Orders —SVU andOrganized Crime — are at the moment on the air.
“We cannot wait to convey audiences the newest chapter of Law & Order, which can discover a distinct angle of the felony justice system,” added Lisa Katz, president, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, additionally by way of assertion. “We’re enthusiastic about Dick Wolf’s perpetually thought-provoking strategy as effectively his collaboration with Carol Mendelsohn, who we now have been desperate to do a sequence with for a very long time.”