Good news, Law & Order fans! A new spinoff has been announced to be coming to the franchise called “For the Defense.”
The NBC spinoff is set to dive into the criminal defense system. Law & Order universe creator Dick Wolf’s announcement of the spinoff is the latest new installment to follow Organized Crime, which marked the return of Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler.
According to NBC’s announcement, Law & Order: For the Defense “will take an unbiased look inside a criminal defense firm. The series will put the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.”
Carol Mendelsohn, known for her work on CSI, will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the new series, along with Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz and Peter Jankowski. No casting decisions have been announced just yet.
“This new show is exciting for me personally,” Wolf said in a statement. “We spent the last 30 years on shows that played offense. Now it will be great to play defense, and being able to do it with Carol is an honor and an opportunity for both of us to do television that hasn’t been done before.”
“We can’t wait to bring audiences the latest chapter of Law & Order, which will explore a different angle of the criminal justice system,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’re excited about Dick Wolf’s perpetually thought-provoking approach as well his collaboration with Carol Mendelsohn, who we have been eager to do a series with for a long time.”