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Can't Get Enough 'Law And Order'? Good News: A Brand New Spinoff Is Coming Soon

"Law & Order: For The Defense" takes viewers into a criminal justice firm.

By Becca van Sambeck
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Calling all "Law & Order" fans!

The hit franchise, which debuted in 1990 and includes various series, including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and the new "Law & Order: Organized Crime," recently announced it'll be adding another spinoff to the mix. And this time, it won't be about putting criminals behind bars — instead, in an intriguing twist, it will put viewers at the defense attorney's table as they work to clear their clients' names.

"Law & Order: For The Defense," from two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, has received a straight-to-series order from NBC. The series will take "unbiased look inside a criminal defense firm" and "will put the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale," according to a recent press release.

A premiere date has not been announced yet.

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.”

While details about the new series remain scarce, if past iterations of "Law and Order" are anything to go by, "Law & Order: For The Defense" is sure to satisfy true crime fans.

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