On the heels of the successful launch of “Law & Order: Organized Crime”, NBC has given a straight-to-series order for the next entry in the franchise: “Law & Order: For the Defense,” which will take a 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.
“This new show is exciting for me personally,” Wolf said. “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.”
Carol Mendelsohn will serve as showrunner. She is executive producing with Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz and Peter Jankowski. The series will be produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Wolf Entertainment. No casting has been announced at present.