Rick Eid will serve as showrunner of the new iteration of the series from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television. “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf has worked for years to get the mothership series back with new episodes in primetime.
“There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true,” said Wolf. “This is mine.”
There’s no word yet from NBC on casting or a premiere date. The original series had a revolving ensemble over the years that helped keep the show energized as actors would naturally move in and out of roles in law enforcement and criminal justice.
“Law & Order” has spawned more than a dozen spinoffs that have generated billions of dollars in licensing revenue for NBCUniversal around the world.