Law & Order Season 22 has officially been renewed by NBC and Universal Television! “All 3 Law & Order shows are coming back, so your Thursday nights are booked,” according to an official press release on May 10, 2022. The show that started them all is returning for the 2022-2023 television season. We have everything you need to know regarding the new season, including the release date, cast, trailers, and news, plus get answers to your burning questions. Check out our in-depth recap of the season 22 crossover premiere!
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Law & Order Season 22 Release Date
Law & Order release date is Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, and 5 pm PT!
“The iconic Law & Order brand has long been synonymous with NBC, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring back all three of these dramas for the 2022-23 season,” said Lisa Katz, the president of scripted programming at NBC.
Previously on Law & Order Season 21
After a 12-year hiatus, the original show returned and teased us with half of a season. Law & Order Season 21 only had 10 episodes. It premiered on February 24, 2022. However, short… it lived up to its hype and popularity.
The season unites Detective Kevin Bernard (portrayed by Anthony Anderson) and Detective Frank Cosgrove (portrayed by Jeffrey Donovan). Cosgrove is a no-nonsense detective who tends to put the blinders on. While Benard is more diplomatic in his approach and oftentimes points out his partner’s heavy-handed style of policing. The pair reports to Lieutenant Kate Dixon (portrayed by Camryn Manheim), a straight-shooter who rules with an iron fist.
This task force works closely with District Attorney Jack McCoy’s office (portrayed by Sam Waterston). McCoy has two ambitious prosecutors; ADA Nolan Price (portrayed by Hugh Dancy) and ADA Samantha Maroun (portrayed by Odelya Halevi). The trio has wrestled with the direction of cases, however, they always seem to take on any battle- even if the odds are near impossible. And their track record has been amazing at victory!
We have seen coverage of current social issues including drugging the unsuspecting, social media envy, conservatorship, political incitement, God complexes, mental disease pleas, targeting Big Pharma, and stories that seemed to be inspired by true events throughout the season.
The 21st season finale aired on Thursday, May 19, 2022, and the case got personal for Cosgrove as a fellow officer was killed. He asked Captain Benson from SVU for help in the finale crossover episode.
What To Expect on Law & Order Season 22
In Law & Order Season 22, we can expect to see more of the same… Benard and Cosgrove catch ’em while Price and Maroun fry ’em!
We have made an observation… the DA’s office has been flawless with the exception of one case. They seem to take on incredibly difficult battles and succeed. This is probably a good thing for society as the cases they win are often lost in real life. If the privileged culprits who can afford high-priced legal counsel see what loss is like, then perhaps they will think twice about their actions.
We can expect to see more cases mock real-life events (as the pandemic has fueled plenty of strange events that truly happened). What do you expect to see in the next season of Law & Order? Chat with us!
Top Questions About Law & Order
Will Law and Order have a season 22?
Yes! NBC has officially renewed the original Law & Order for a 22nd season.
Is Law and Order 2022 cancelled?
No! The original Law & Order TV show has not been canceled. In fact, the premiere date is Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Law & Order Season 22 Cast
- Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy
- Anthony Anderson as Detective Kevin Bernard
- Jeffrey Donovan as Detective Frank Cosgrove
- Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Kate Dixon
- Hugh Dancy as ADA Nolan Price
- Odelya Halevi as ADA Samantha Maroun
- Shayvawn Webster as Dani Vertiz
We anticipate seeing these cast members crossover in episodes:
- Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson
- Terry Serpico as Chief Tommy McGrath
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