Never Dun-Dun: Here comes the ninth Law & Order

Dick Wolf’s empire of rote but eminently watchable crime procedurals is growing yet again. And this one’s not even copaganda!

NBC has reportedly given a straight-to-series order for the latest Law & Order iteration, Law & Order: For the Defense.

The ninth show produced under Wolf’s 30-year-old brand is set to eschew the police department and prosecution altogether. As its name implies, For the Defense will instead focus on a firm of criminal defense attorneys. Now we’re rooting for the lawyer who sternly tells their client “DON’T SAY ANOTHER WORD” in every episode! The shoe’s on the other foot! Wolf, you’ve done it again.

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