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Law & Order: For the Defense - Scrapped by NBC

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Law & Order: For the Defense, which had been slated for a fall 2021 launch with a straight-to-series order, has been scrapped by NBC. Dick Wolf had partnered with Carol Mendelsohn on Law & Order: For the Defense, which received a straight-to-series order in early May. The project, which takes a look inside a criminal defense firm, had progressed to the casting stage, with offers made to name actors over the past two months.

I hear a decision was ultimately made to not proceed with the show, though NBC, Wolf and Universal Television, the studio behind the Law & Order franchise, are already developing a new series under the Law & Order banner. Details are still scarce but the network and the produces are believed to be moving in another creative direction with an offshoot that is not a legal drama.


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