‘Law and Order’ was canceled in 2010 after 20 seasons. The series gave rise to several spin-offs such as ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ or ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’. Now the original production will return from the hand of NBC, which has given green light his season 21.
According to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, Rick Eid will act as showrunner. “There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true. This is one of them “, has declared Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the fiction.
Still the number of episodes has not been revealed that the season will have. The post notes that some members of the series’ original cast will return to production. It remains to be seen whether it will air in the 2021-22 season or be pushed back to the 2022-23 season.
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterson or Steven Hill led the cast of the series, which in its 20 years on the air took six emmy awards, including accolades for best drama series and best actress for Elaine Stritch.
At the time of its cancellation, “Law and Order” was one season away from breaking the record of 20 installments of The Law of the Revolver as the longest-running prime-time series. “‘Law and Order’ is simply one of the most iconic series in television history, and the idea of continuing his legacy and partnering with Dick on an entirely new season is nothing short of exciting, “said Susan Rovner, president of entertainment content at NBC Universal Television.” This is great news for NBC, as well as for television fans everywhere, “he added.
“The return of the series for a 21st season is a proud moment for Dick and a proud moment for us, his studio partners,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, President of Universal Studio Group.
Wolf signed in 2020 a millionaire deal with Peacock. The agreement includes the broadcast of more than a thousand episodes of Wolf series such as ‘Law and Order’, ‘Law and order: Criminal action’ and ‘Law and order: Special Victims Unit’, among other titles.