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Law & Order Season 23.
Are you ready to follow the next chapter of this beloved police procedural and legal drama television series? If yes, then you have no idea how amazing the new season is going to be, as it is going to be filled with unexpected twists and turns that always promise to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions that you won’t want to miss! As always, the show will delve into complex legal and ethical dilemmas, challenging viewers to consider their own beliefs about right and wrong.
We know that since the series was renewed for its 23rd season by NBC back in April 2023, fans have been curious to know what the potential release window is going to be. If you are wondering the same thing, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated 23rd season of Law & Order Season 23, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the last three decades.
Here is everything we know so far about the potential release date of Law & Order Season 23.
Law & Order Season 23 Release Date: When will it begin airing?
If you’ve been watching Law & Order for a while, you probably already know that the network often takes an extended break after the start of each new season, which runs from September to May each year. As a result, the upcoming season is also going to take a brief break, as its predecessors did. Furthermore, the final episode from the 22nd season recently aired, preventing any chance of a comeback in June 2023 or in the summer season.
Even though this is a bit of a disheartening update, we have some other updates that will lighten up your mood! Despite not being a part of NBC’s summer lineup, the series will return sooner than you think! Yes, it’s true that only a few months are left until the beloved crime drama premieres new episodes sometime later this year. The 23rd season will be a part of the 2023–2024 fall broadcast lineup, with the creators aiming for September as the likely release window.
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The new episodes will begin airing every Thursday at 8/7c on NBC and the next day on Peacock. It will contain the 500th episode of the series and will air alongside Season 25 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Season 4 of Law & Order: Organized Crime. We would also like to emphasize that the ongoing writer’s strike can also be a major factor in shifting the release date if the issue isn’t resolved soon, which can delay production if the scripts aren’t completed.
Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew are going to take moving forward. Because as of now, it seems like everything is going as per schedule. Additionally, the official Law & Order Twitter handle also confirmed the release window, quoting, “Thanks for joining us for an exceptional season finale! #LawAndOrder and #SVU return Thursdays this fall and #OrganizedCrime returns in 2024 only on @nbc and streaming on @peacock.”
Check out the official post confirming the release window below:
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Law & Order Season 23 Plot: What to expect?
The next season is anticipated to expand the core premise of the show, which follows:
Lives hang in the balance as detectives and prosecutors pursue justice in New York City. In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until someone is taken into custody. The district attorney’s office then builds a case to convict the perpetrator by proving the person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Working together, these expert teams navigate all sides of the complex criminal justice system to make New York a safer place – and keep the worst offenders off the streets.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Wolf said in a statement. Further adding, “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”
So, it’s fair to say that the exact plotlines haven’t been disclosed, as everything has been kept under wraps for the time being.
But we are certain that the 23rd season will undoubtedly pick up from the final episode, “Open Wounds,” in which the viewers got to see that as a senator is gunned down at his daughter’s wedding, McCoy pushes for a severe sentence and squares up against a formidable DA – his own daughter; Price aims to stay neutral but can’t help but empathize with the defendant over shared trauma.
Take a look at the official promo of the episode to recall what transpired in the episode below:
Law & Order Season 23 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming season are as follows: Jeffrey Donovan as Senior Detective Frank Cosgrove, Mehcad Brooks as Junior Detective Jalen Shaw, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Kate Dixon, Hugh Dancy as Executive Assistant District Attorney Nolan Price, Odelya Halevi as Assistant District Attorney Samantha Maroun, and Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy.
The recurring cast members of the series include Connie Shi as Detective Violet Yee, Alayna Hester as Lily Cosgrove, Milica Govich as Judge Leanne Dreben, Harriett D. Foy as Judge Arlene Jones, Marsha Stephanie Blake as Defense Attorney Erica Knight, David Moreland as Defense Attorney Lou Jenkins, and Lawrence Arancio as Judge Desmond.
“We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters, and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal and Streaming. “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
There can be some new additions and removals from the cast, which will be disclosed later. Moreover, Dick Wolf is the creator and executive producer. Rick Eid, Arthur Forney, and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. It is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
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Law & Order Season 23 Episodes: Where to stream?
Much to viewers’ delight, the network has confirmed that the exact episode count for Law & Order Season 23 is expected to be around 22 episodes with a runtime of 40 to 48 minutes, which will air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s flow. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released, as these details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early spoilers of the plotlines.
We would also like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any new promotional stuff for the next season as the release date and the filming status hasn’t been disclosed yet, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing tour to begin. Until then, fans can check out the previous seasons to recap all the events which are available to stream on the NBC website and app based on the user’s location.
Moreover, the viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and FuboTV. All seasons are also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on NBC’s official website for free, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel.
Thanks for joining us for an exceptional season finale! #LawAndOrder and #SVU return Thursdays this fall and #OrganizedCrime returns in 2024 only on @nbc and streaming on @peacock. pic.twitter.com/Uu9KldSi0s
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) May 19, 2023
Catch up on the previous seasons and let us know what you think of Law & Order being renewed for Season 23 in the comments.