Is Law And Order Season 22 coming to NBC this September? Continue reading to find out.
Only a few hours remain until the much-anticipated premiere of the 22nd season of Law and Order. The wait and patience of the fans were worth it because now they will be able to get some answers to crucial questions that have been lingering in their minds for some time, leading to major speculating on social media and fan pages.
Law and Order have been known for experimenting with new themes and a variety of other things, which has allowed for another season to be renewed after 21 seasons, making it even more exciting! If you are one of those who wants clarity about the series, then you have reached the right place to uncover all these answers.
Continue reading to find out more about Law and Order Season 22.
Law And Order Season 22 Release Date
All the series of Law And Order will premiere on the same day with different time slots as Law And Order Season 22 will premiere its pilot episode on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 8 p.m. (ET) on NBC. It will air alongside season twenty-four of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and season three of Law & Order: Organized Crime. The three-hour event will air from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Usually, Law and Order: SUV Season 24 will premiere its episodes on Thursday, at 9 p.m. (ET) on NBC, along with Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3. The spin-off series will premiere its pilot episode on Thursday at 10 p.m. (ET) on NBC.
The official Twitter handle of Law and Order also shared a new update among its followers on September 13, 2022, quoting, “Three squads are better than one. See for yourself! Don’t miss A #LawAndOrder Premiere Event Thursday, September 22 8/7c on @NBC and streaming on @PeacockTV!” Take a look at the official post below:
Three squads are better than one. See for yourself!
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) September 12, 2022
“The iconic Law & Order brand has long been synonymous with NBC and we couldn’t be more excited to bring back all three of these dramas for the 2022-23 season,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming NBCU Entertainment, and Streaming. “It’s a testament to the brilliance of Dick Wolf’s storytelling that audiences remain compelled by these unforgettable characters week after week, year after year.”
Law And Order Season 22 Plot
The fans have assumed that the 22nd season will continue last season’s storyline and character arcs. The exact number of the episodes is not disclosed as of September 20, 2022. But it is expected that the season will be consistent with the prior season and have at least 21 to 22 episodes with an average runtime of 44 to 45 minutes.
The viewers are hoping that this season will be much bigger than the last 10-episode 21st season. The titles of the first five episodes, along with the initial two synopses of the episodes, were revealed by the network, which gives insight into the plot, which is as follows:
S22E1: Gimme Shelter – September 22, 2022: According to the official synopsis, “A girl is shot and Cosgrove teams with Detective Jalen Shaw to track down her killer; Benson and Stabler assist and realize it’s more than a typical homicide; McCoy and Price seek justice against an international crime ring; part 3 of 3.” This episode concludes a crossover event that begins on the season three premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime and continues on the season twenty-four premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
S22E2: Camouflage – September 29, 2022: According to the official synopsis, “A deadly subway shooting has Cosgrove and Shaw racing to find the culprit before another attack is orchestrated; Price and Maroun struggle to put their ethical principles aside when the U.S. Attorney’s office pushes for the death penalty in the case.”
S22E3: Battle Lines – October 6, 2022
S22E4: Vicious Cycle – October 13, 2022
S22E5: 12 Seconds – October 20, 2022
However, according to Deadline, in the pilot episode, a mysterious young girl is shot in cold blood and Det. Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) teams up with Det. Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks, first episode) to track down her killer. Capt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) is called in to help when they realize they have more than a typical homicide case on their hands. After uncovering key evidence, Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and ADA Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy) seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the outcome of their case.
“Nothing demonstrates the power of the Law & Order brand more than an ambitious three-hour event with a story that is truly ripped from the headlines that starts on Organized Crime, then migrates to SVU and finally the trial on Law & Order,” said Wolf in a statement. “Rick and Gwen did an amazing job writing a compelling script and I can’t think of a bigger and better way to launch the new season of Law & Order Thursday.”
Law And Order Season 22 Cast Updates
The main cast members of the series who are returning for the new season are 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.
Moreover, cast member Anthony Anderson announced he would not return for the season. New cast members include Mehcad Brooks, who is joining the cast as Detective Jalen Shaw, and Claire Coffee, appearing in an undisclosed role. The Law & Order franchise is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
Where to stream Law & Order Season 22?
When released, Law & Order Season 22 with the entire Law And Order franchise will air on NBC and later be available to watch on the official website based on the user’s location. Moreover, the viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of Law And Order, SVU, and Organized Crime on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and fuboTV.
All seasons of Law And Order, SVU, and Organized Crime are also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference 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 TV channel.
Law And Order Season 22 Offical Trailer
The network released a short trailer of 1:37 minutes for the cross-over episode stating, “For the first time ever, the iconic squads from Organized Crime, SVU and Law & Order must join forces to solve one case. Don’t miss the Law & Order premiere event on Thursday, September 22 at 8/7c on NBC and streaming on Peacock.” Take a look at the trailer below:
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for Law And Order Season 22 to premiere on NBC.