NBC ordered the straight-to-series Law & Order: For the Defense from creator Dick Wolf on Monday.
According to a press release from the network, the new Law & Order series “will take an unbiased look inside a criminal defence firm” and “put the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.”
Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) will act as showrunner and executive producer, alongside Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz, and Peter Jankowski.
“This new show is exciting for me personally,” Wolf said in a statement. “We spent the last 30 years on shows that played offense. Now it will be great to play defense, and being able to do it with Carol is an honor and an opportunity for both of us to do television that hasn’t been done before.”
There has been no casting announcement as of yet.
The first season of Law & Order aired in 1990 and lasted until 2010.
Law & Order: SVU, starring Mariska Hargitay, is in its 22nd season, and Law & Order: Organized Crime, starring Christopher Meloni, debuted last month.
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