The world of Law & Order just isn’t slowing down.
NBC on Monday positioned a collection order for Law & Order: For the Defense, a brand-new collection set on the planet of the beloved franchise.
From two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, creator of the Law & Order model, Law & Order: For the Defense, will take an unbiased look inside a prison protection agency.
The collection will put the attorneys underneath the microscope, together with the prison justice system, with each week delivering the promise of a recent morality story.
Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) will function showrunner and government producer, together with Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz, and Peter Jankowski.
The collection will likely be produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Wolf Entertainment.
“This new show is thrilling for me personally,” Wolf mentioned.
“We spent the final 30 years on reveals that performed offense. Now it will likely be nice to play protection, and with the ability to do it with Carol is an honor and a possibility for each of us to do tv that hasn’t been accomplished earlier than.”
“We cannot wait to convey audiences the most recent chapter of ‘Law & Order,’ which is able to discover a distinct angle of the prison justice system,” mentioned Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming.
“We’re enthusiastic about Dick Wolf’s perpetually thought-provoking strategy as properly his collaboration with Carol Mendelsohn, who now we have been desperate to do a collection with for a very long time.”
The franchise has been enormous for many years, relationship again to the unique Emmy Award-winning “Law & Order,” which debuted in 1990, and has been a staple of the community ever since.
Law & Order: SVU, starring Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay, is in its twenty second season, being the longest-running live-action collection within the historical past of tv.
Wolf can also be the manager producer of the model’s most up-to-date installment, Law & Order: Organized Crime, which premiered April 1 and was the highest collection debut from any community in 2½ years (excluding NFL lead-ins.).
In addition to the Law & Order model, Wolf is government producer of NBC’s hit Chicago collection, which continues to dominate the drama panorama, in addition to CBS’ FBI franchise.
Wolf has introduced a number of enormous franchises to the air, creating worlds with enormous scope for enlargement.
There are much more collection set within the L&O universe within the works, together with Hate Crimes, which has had an extended street to growth.
The community has already renewed This Is Us, Chicago Fire, Med, PD, SVU, Young Rock, Mr. Mayor, Kenan, New Amsterdam, Transplant, and The Blacklist for subsequent season.
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