'Law & Order' Season 21: 5 things about NBC crime drama returning after 12 years

'Law & Order' is returning for Season 21 after 12 years and most of the original characters are returning


                            'Law & Order' Season 21: 5 things about NBC crime drama returning after 12 years
Official poster of 'Law & Order' Season 21 (NBC)
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Law & Order’ has been one of the greatest shows in Television history and was about to make history with its 21st season. However, NBC abruptly canceled the show in 2010 to pick up a new show in the ‘Law & Order’ universe. Since then, fans have been asking to bring the show back for another run and NBC has finally done what everyone wanted.

In September 2021, NBC renewed the iconic show for the 21st season and made everyone more than happy after announcing that the original cast will be returning for Season 21.

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It will be interesting to see what kind of cases the team will tackle this time around. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming edition.

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Sam Waterson as District Attorney Jack McKoy in 'Law & Order' Season 21 (NBC)

 

When does ‘Law & Order’ Season 21 release and where can you watch it

Season 21 of the NBC series will be premiering exclusively on Thursday, February 24. According to the network, the show will be airing at 8 pm EST. Viewers can download the NBC app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Meanwhile, the network is also available on Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, AT&T TV, and YouTube TV.

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What is ‘Law & Order’ all about?

The official logline of Episode 1 reads, “Newly acquainted partners Bernard and Cosgrove investigate the murder of a notorious entertainer. A dispute over throwing out a confession creates a rift in the DA’s office.”

Who stars in Season 21 of ‘Law & Order’?

Sam Waterston returns as District Attorney Jack McKoy and Anthony Anderson will be reprising the role of Junior Detective Kevin Bernard.

Sam Waterston

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Waterston is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of all time and has given numerous award-worthy performances. When it comes to his movies and TV credits, Waterston has made appearances in projects such as ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Warning Sign’, ‘Mindwalk’, ‘Miss Sloane’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Miracle at Midnight’, ‘Prohibition’ and ‘The Newsroom’

Hugh Dancy (L) and Sam Waterston attend NBC's "Law & Order" Press Junket at Studio 525 on February 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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Other actors to feature on the show include Jeffrey Donovan (Detective Frank Cosgrove), Camryn Manheim (Lt. Kate Dixon), Hugh Dancy (Executive Assistant District Attorney Nolan Price), and Odelya Halevi (Assistant District Attorney Samantha Maroun). 

Showrunners

The show is created by the iconic Hollywood producer Dick Wolf. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Aaron Zelman, Nick Santora, Lois Johnson, Greg Plageman, and Christopher Ambrose are the producers of the show.

Wolf, Joseph Stern, Ed Sherin, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin, Rane Balcer, William M. Finkelstein, Arthur Penn, Peter Jankowski, Barry Schindel, Matthew Penn, Nicholas Wootton, and Fred Berner serve as executive producers.

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Trailer

The trailer promises more criminal and courtroom stories “ripped from the headlines,” from murder to sexual assault. There will also be plenty of drama among the detectives and prosecutors as they unravel the mysteries behind some brutal cases.


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