NBC’s popular police procedural drama, Law & Order, recently concluded its twenty-first season. The season made its appearance known on February 24, 2022, and ended on May 19, 2022, with ten episodes.
Law and Order is a highly famous franchise created by Dick Wolf and produced by Wolf Entertainment. The plot is set in New York City, and it follows a two-part approach: the first half-hour is investigating a crime and the apprehension of a suspect by the Police Department. In contrast, the second half focuses on the defendant’s prosecution by the Manhattan District.
Returning after a 12-year hiatus is very bold and challenging. Despite having a steady fanbase, it might become difficult to excite the same Audience who had once bid farewell to their favorite characters. And this exact situation has been happening with our beloved criminal drama. The news of its revival excited many fans across the globe, but the new season has failed to offer what it once had, with its spin-off SVU still at the forefront of viewers’ minds.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from the audience, the show is renewed for another run in May 2022 by NBC. The president of scripted programming for NBCU Entertainment and Streaming, Lisa Katz, shared “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. 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.”
For the upcoming season, the cast is joined by another actor who will be playing the role of a detective. Continuing Anthony Anderson’s departure, the cast is filled by Supergirl alum Mehcad Brooks.
Brooks is an American actor and former fashion model who is known for his roles as Matthew Applewhite in the second season of ABC’s series Desperate Housewives, Jerome in The Game, Terrance “TK” King in the USA series Necessary Roughness from 2011, and James Olsen in the CBS and The CW series Supergirl.