Here is everything you need to know about the current status of Law & Order Season 22 on NBC.
When will the next season premiere? Is it coming back in the fall season? Is it coming in August 2022 or not? These are some of the questions that have been lingering in the minds of die-hard fans of Law & Order. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the series, then you have reached the right place to uncover all these answers. You will need to wait a few more weeks because the season won’t start until the fall season, at least for the major television networks.
Therefore, we are here to reassure you that the show is scheduled to debut in September — not this month. If you want to know more about Law & Order Season 22, then continue reading to find out. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the upcoming season release date, time slot, and cast updates before the series release on NBC.
Here’s all we know about Law & Order Season 22 so far.
Law & Order Season 22 Release Date
As of August 12, 2022, we can assure readers that Law & Order Season 22 won’t be available on NBC this August 2022. 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.
Moreover, Law and Order: SUV Season 24 will premiere its pilot episode on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 9 p.m. (ET) on NBC, along with Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3. The series will premiere its pilot episode on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 10 p.m. (ET) on NBC.
The official Twitter handle of Law and Order also shared the update among its followers on June 30, 2022, quoting, “You know where we’ll be! #LawAndOrder, #SVU, and #OrganizedCrime return to @NBC Thursday, September 22!” Take a look at the official post below:
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) June 29, 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 & Order Season 22 Cast Updates
Detective Kevin Bernard has turned in his badge one more time. Anthony Anderson, who reprised his character from the series’ original run in the new Season 21, will not be returning for Season 22. As Deadline reported in November, Anderson had signed a one-year deal and has chosen not to continue on the upcoming season, which has been picked up by NBC. According to sources, Anderson wanted to support Dick Wolf in the relaunch of the mothership of the franchise for one season and always planned to move on after that.
Mehcad Brooks is joining Law & Order in season 22 of the NBC drama. He will help fill the void left by Anthony Anderson, who opted not to return after reprising his role in season 21 as Detective Kevin Bernard from the series’ original run. No character name or description is available yet for Brooks, who was most recently seen in the feature film Mortal Kombat and Tyler Perry’s A Fall from Grace.
Sam Waterston will continue as DA Jack McCoy on Law & Order’s upcoming 22nd season on NBC. In doing so, Waterston is extending his Law & Order run to 18 seasons to become the longest-tenured cast member on the mothership series. Waterston and Anthony Anderson were two prominent cast members from the Law & Order’s original incarnation on NBC who returned to help launch the revival of Dick Wolf’s venerable crime drama. Both initially signed one-year deals. As Deadline recently reported, Anderson is not coming back for Season 22.
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 & Order Official Synopsis
According to the NBC website, the official synopsis states, “The series’ unique bifurcated format of police procedural and legal drama is known for its ripped-from-the-headline stories. Set and filmed in New York City, the first half is a murder investigation and apprehension of a suspect by NYPD detectives while the second half is the prosecution of the defendant by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.”
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Law & Order Season 22 updates