What’s old is new again…
NBC is reportedly eyeing a reboot of “Law & Order” – this, after the network is already set on a reboot (albeit in a limited series) of a previous hit program, “Heroes.”
Per Deadline, this potential “Law & Order” reboot will also be a limited series, and not a full return. Essentially, like the upcoming “Heroes” reboot, a one-shot 13-episode return, with the original cast member, and possibly those who joined during later seasons, and would eventually become characters most synonymous with the series.
“Law & Order” originally aired on NBC, premiering in 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. At the time of its cancellation, it was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television. The show has been noted for its revolving cast over the years. Among the longest-running main cast members were Steven Hill as District Attorney Adam Schiff, Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe, S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren and Sam Waterston as Executive Assistant District Attorney (later District Attorney) Jack McCoy. The success of the series has led to the creation of spin-off shows, making Law & Order a franchise.
Immediately following the show’s cancellation in 2010, creator Dick Wolf stated that he was attempting to find a new home for the series, but he later said that those attempts had failed and declared that the series had now “moved to the history books.”
Well, not quite yet… if this reboot does happen eventually.