NBC’s popular police procedural drama, Law & Order, is currently airing its twenty-first season. The season made its appearance known on February 24, 2022, and has broadcasted four episodes. The news of The prospect of reviving Law & Order for a twenty-first season first came out In February 2015, when it was disclosed that the show would be returning for ten episodes. However, it never made it to operational development.
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.
Since its arrival in September 1990, the NBC Police procedural legal drama Law & Order has had a steady stream of viewership throughout its past twenty seasons. The show has been selected for multiple awards and has won in many categories, including Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, etc.
On popular demand by the viewers, the show decided to come back with a brand new season that made its debut on February 24, 2022. As of March 3, 2022, the show has broadcast 458 episodes.
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 said bid their 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.
Previously the show came to an end in 2010 after the fall in ratings became quite palpable. And since then, the news of its revival was in the air before finally broadcasting in 2022. Unfortunately, according to reports, The newest rating figures indicate an unpleasant blow to the supposedly novel and improved series. This means it’s down 26 percent with its viewer numbers and down 43 percent in its demo rating from episode one.
Fans have been having second thoughts about this reboot and feel that the new season is missing the key elements that bound the original series.