‘Law & Order’ Revival: Everything that We Know So Far

by Joe Rutland

The anticipation is there for a revival and reboot of Law & Order, which kicked off the franchise. Things are coming together quite nicely.

Here’s what is going down for Law & Order, according to an article from Us Magazine.

Back in September, NBC gave executive producer Dick Wolf and his team the green light for a 21st season. This comes after the show was canceled over a decade ago. The first run lasted 20 seasons for Law & Order.

Wolf is planning to work with writer-showrunner Rick Eid on the new run. Oh, yeah, Eid is no newcomer to the Wolf world. He was a writer and co-executive producer on the OG Law & Order. Eid also has showrunner duties on Chicago P.D. and FBI.

‘Law & Order’ Reboot Already Has ‘Burn Notice’ Star Jeffrey Donovan On Show

As for who might star, Jeffrey Donovan will join the show as a new detective. Donovan has previously appeared in Burn Notice. Another name toss around, Outsiders, is Anthony Anderson. Now, Anderson appeared for three seasons between 2008-10 as Detective Kevin Bernard. We’re waiting to see if something happens.

“I did have a conversation with Dick Wolf about them bringing back Law & Order for the 21st season,” Anderson said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “And, like I said, anything is possible.”

Law & Order offered both police and prosector viewpoints, which is the strength of the show.

Wolf said that “there are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true” upon making the revival announcement. “This is mine.”

Putting Cast Together For Reboot Might Open Door For Sam Waterston Return

Yes, Outsiders, there has been one name put in the can for this new show.

What about the stars from the previous run coming back? Well, we know one of them would love to come back.

Sam Waterston, who played Jack McCoy, is someone that the show would hopefully have return, according to Deadline.

It should also be noted that Waterston has said in the past that he’s open to playing Jack again.

When news of the Law & Order reboot hit, NBCUniversal executive Susan Rovner shared her thoughts, per Yahoo.

Rovner said “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.

“This is great news for NBC as well as TV fans everywhere,” she said.

As we noted earlier, NBC canceled the show back in 2010.

In 2015, NBC thought a limited run for the series would tie those loose storylines up. They even tried to snag Chris Noth, who played Detective Michael Logan, and Waterston to come back.