Taking inspiration from One Chicago, Law & Order has also decided to crossover events, with characters from different shows interacting with each other. This time there will be a three-part crossover between Law & Order, Law & Order: SUV, and Law & Order: Organised Crime.
An American legal drama television series, Law & Order, is created by Dick Wolf and produced by Wolf Entertainment. It was first aired on NBC and premiered on September 13, 1990. It ran non-stop for 20 seasons till May 24, 2010, before it was up for cancellation. Last year, on September 28, 2021, the show was revived for the 21st season. The new season premiered on February 24, 2022. Featuring the regular cast members in the new season, Sam Waterston and Anthony Anderson, who played the roles of D.A. Jack McCoy and Detective Kevin Bernard. In an interesting turn of events, the series was also renewed for its 22nd season on May 10, 2022.
However, shortly after renewing the series for its 22nd season in May, it was announced that the veteran Anthony Anderson had bid his final adieu to the show and would not be coming back as Detective Kevin Bernard for Season 22. He will be replaced by Mehcad Brooks, who will be playing as a new detective in the upcoming season.
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For the unversed, Law & Order is set and filmed in New York City, with episodes being divided into two halves. The first half focuses on the investigation of the crime and unveiling the suspect, for which the New York City Police Department detectives are responsible. Meanwhile, the second half magnifies the nitty-gritty of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the trial preparation of the prosecution of the defendant. Many don’t know this, but the cases are often inspired by real-life events that make it to the headlines in the newspaper.
When these riveting shows conduct crossover events, it will only result in more thrilling experiences. Check out all the details we know of this crossover event.
Three-part crossover episodes: Is it really happening?
The Law & Order crossover had been the topic of discussion for the series fanatics for quite some time now. In conversation with Entertainment Tonight, the producer of Law & Order, Rick Eid, mentioned how he had discussed this with the other showrunners. He said, “There’s been some talk about a three-show crossover for next season,” Eid stated. “Whether it’s the first, second or third episode, I’m not sure. I’m super excited about next year and learning more about these characters and telling more interesting stories.”
Be that as it may, according to One Chicago Center, this is not the first time that the series will be doing a crossover. It has swapped different characters in its shows, attributing the quality of intertextuality in television.
In the recent episode of Law & Order, the SVU veterans Olivia Benson, whose role is played by Mariska Hargitay, and Tommy McGrath whose role is played by Terry Serpico, appeared. However, the producer refuted that to be an official crossover. He said, ‘I don’t want to call this one a crossover. Benson is in the show is a more accurate depiction of what happens.’
The crossover event was confirmed by the TV Line through its sources, forewarning us that the scheduling and production will take some time, so not to expect this event to happen any time soon. According to the TV Line, the crossover involving all three Law & Order series, Law & Order, Law &Order: SVU, and Law & Order: Organized Crime, is expected to launch its new seasons on Thursday, September 22.
No matter when the crossover happens, the curiosity and excitement are already spiked in the audience to see different characters from different generations work together at the same time. So, keep checking Web News Observer for more updates regarding this crossover event. We’ll keep you updated!