Law & Order boss teases new revival details

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Photo credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

Law & Order is coming back after being off the air since 2010, joining up with Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime as part of NBC's new Thursday night line-up.

The new episodes will form Law & Order's 21st season and will pick up where the show left off when it was cancelled 11 years ago.

It's not been announced yet which original cast members will be returning for the revival but talks are apparently underway with a number of franchise veterans.

Photo credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images
Photo credit: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

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"This will be season 21, so it's the same Law & Order everyone knows from the first 20 years," creator Dick Wolf told Variety. "So there's really nothing to fix, we just want to continue telling great stories. Casting as always will be three cops and three DAs.

"We always approach storytelling the same way: Good writing, acting and production values, and give the viewers what they want. That's been our mantra from day one."

Expanding more on his point about giving the fans what they want, Wolf compared his staple of TV shows to comfort food.

"What stands out is the predictable nature of getting viewers what they want," he explained.

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Photo credit: NBC Universal

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"The last three seasons of the Wednesday Chicago stack and now the Tuesday FBIs and Thursday Law & Orders prove that traditional television viewers will binge on the comfort food of our brands.

"The only number that matters now is total audience, and with L+3 (live broadcast plus three days after on catch-up) and L+7 metrics, our shows pulled in over 74 million viewers last week."

Law & Order: SVU airs Thursdays on NBC in the US. The show airs on Sky Witness in the UK, with select episodes available on NOW.

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