After an 11-year hiatus, “Law & Order” will finally return to NBC for its 21st season. The iconic crime drama last aired in May 2010 with its final episode titled “Rubber Room” before being abruptly cancelled by NBC.
Wolf Entertainment, the production company behind “Law & Order”, announced the show’s revival on Twitter, surprising fans with the unexpected news. The post was later retweeted by NBC, further confirming the show’s renewal.
“There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “This is mine.”
The original “Law & Order” series ran from 1990 to 2010, with an impressive 456 episodes. The show can be classified as one of the longest-running dramas to ever air on television, but has recently lost its title to the show’s spinoff, “Law and Order: SVU” which has been running for 23 seasons.
The release date or the cast of the show haven’t been announced yet, but it’s safe to say its return has sparked excitement across “Law & Order” loyal fans.
“’Law & Order’ is quite simply one of the most iconic shows in television history, and the idea of continuing its legacy and partnering with Dick on an all-new season is nothing short of exhilarating,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “This is great news for NBC as well as TV fans everywhere.”