There’s a New ‘Law & Order’ Spinoff Coming

Get ready Law & Order fans, because a new spinoff is coming. Law & Order: For the Defense will take a look at a criminal defense firm. We have all the details you’ll want to know about the exciting prospect.

Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Dick Wolf, Kelli Giddish, Ice-T, and Philip Winchester
Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Dick Wolf, Kelli Giddish, Ice-T, and Philip Winchester | Matt Doyle/Getty Images

How many ‘Law & Order’ shows are there?

There are a number of Law & Order shows, especially if you include the one in other countries. There’s the original Law & OrderLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit, the new Law & Order: Organized CrimeLaw & Order: Criminal IntentLaw & Order: Trial by JuryLaw & Order: LALaw & Order True Crime, and Law & Order: Hate Crimes, which has yet to premiere. Most of them were created by Dick Wolf or sometimes others as well.

There are also versions of the series in other languages. According to the Law & Order Fandom page, Paris Enquêtes Criminelles premiered in France and is the Criminal Intent version. There’s a Special Victims Unit series in Russia as well as Criminal Intent too. There’s also a UK version called Law & Order: UK.

That puts the count at 13 Law & Order shows when counting the newest spinoff, For the Defense, and that’s a lot of police procedural content. But that isn’t all. There’s even a movie called Exiled: A Law & Order Movie. Plus, there are a number of other shows that are closely related and tie in with the ones already mentioned. Those include Homicide: Life on the StreetNew York UndercoverConvictionDeadline, and Crime & Punishment.

There’s a new ‘Law & Order’ spinoff coming called ‘Law & Order: For the Defense’

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It won’t surprise some fans to learn that a new Law & Order spinoff is in the works. Get ready for a whole new look at the defense when a criminal defense firm takes center stage in the new NBC show. For the Defense has been given the greenlight for a straight-to-series order.

NBC states the series [via The Futon Critic]: “will take an unbiased look inside a criminal defense firm. The series will put the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.”

From the mind of Dick Wolf, he will serve as a showrunner and an executive producer, along with Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Arthur Forney, and Peter Jankowski.

Dick Wolf said, “This new show is exciting for me personally. 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.”

It’s an exciting prospect that the Law & Order franchise is growing further. There’s no word on when we could expect to see the new series, but it’s still big news for fans of the franchise. We’ll have to see if the series lives up to the hype.