Agree or not, Law & Order, along with its various offshoots, has managed to top the list of a majority of popular American crime procedural series. There is no room for doubt. Otherwise, it won’t be all ready to air its 23rd season. Created by Dick Wolf and produced by Wolf Entertainment, Law & Order was first aired on NBC and premiered on September 13, 1990.
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 a new detective in the upcoming season.
Here’s everything we know so far about Law & Order season 23.
When will Law & Order season 23 premiere?
At the time of writing this article, there is no official release date for Law & Order season 23. However, NBC announced that the latest installment of this crime procedural drama is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2023.
Renewed in April 2023 along with its other offshoots, including the likes of Law & Order: Organized Crime and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the 23rd was expected to release around September like its predecessor. However, the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strike is presumed to push the release date further.
What can we expect to happen in Law & Order season 23?
Currently, no official synopsis has been released by NBC concerning Law & Order season 23. However, it is expected to stream 22 episodes in total. The previous season concluded with McCoy facing his daughter in a case. The 23rd season will presumably pick up from that.
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. It ran non-stop for 20 seasons till May 24, 2010, before it was up for cancellation.
Who are the expected cast members of Law & Order season 23?
At the moment, no significant changes have been announced regarding the casting of season 23. Consequently, the following litany of cast members is expected to reprise their respective roles:
- 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
- Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy
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Every episode of Law & Order will air on Thursdays on NBC, followed by Special Victims Unit. All the episodes will be available for streaming the day after on Peacock.
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