NBC Expands “Law and Order” Slate with “For the Defence”

NBC is expanding its Law and Order slate with a brand new Dick Wolf spin-off series Law and Order: For the Defence.

Wolf, who created the Original Law and Order series, along with Law and Order: SVU and Law and Order: Organized Crime, is also responsible for NBC’s One Chicago franchise (Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD) as well as FBI and FBI: Most Wanted on CBS.

The new series is set to take an unbiased look inside a criminal defense firm, putting lawyers under the microscope along with the criminal justice system, with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.
 
Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) will serve as showrunner and executive producer, along with Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz and Peter Jankowski. The series will be produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Wolf Entertainment. 
 
“This new show is exciting for me personally,” Wolf said. “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.”

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