Only a few weeks after the launch of season 1 of “Law & Order: Organized Crime”, NBC has just ordered a new spin-off of the famous Dick Wolf franchise which will be called “Law & Order: For the Defense”.
NBC is not ready to let go of its goose that lays the golden eggs: the chain has indeed just ordered a new spin-off of the Law & Order franchise, still produced by Dick Wolf. Usually accustomed to following the DA’s office in its attempt to bring down criminals, fans will this time take their seats at the defense table.
Entitled Law & Order: For the defense, the series will follow a firm specializing in criminal law, which will therefore aim to clear the accused. According to the official synopsis, this new iteration of the famous franchise will “shine a light on lawyers as well as the criminal justice system”.
Carol Mendelsohn, who previously worked on CSI, will be a showrunner on the series, which she will produce alongside Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz and Peter Jankowski.
“I am very excited to be working on this new series“Dick Wolf said via a statement.”We have spent the last 30 years following lawyers who were in the attack. We will now find out what defense is. It is an honor and a real chance to work with Carol and to have the opportunity to do something that has never been done before on television.. “
Law & Order: For the defense will therefore be the 9th series of the Law and Order franchise to emerge. Only two series, Special Unit New York and the short story, Law & Order: Organized Crime, are currently on the air. The first, launched in 1999, entered its 22nd season this year while the second, which sees the return of Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, has just debuted on NBC.
Currently, Dick Wolf has seven series on the air: New York, Special Unit, Law & Order: Organized Crime, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med. To this must be added two new fictions, Law & Order: For the defense and FBI: International, which will arrive next fall.