NBC’s “Law & Order” Revival Continues to Stack the Deck Casting-Wise with Returning Alum Anthony Anderson and Newcomer Hugh Dancy

Our Perry Mason (Burr version, naturally) aficionados over at The Hollywood Reporter have been keeping all of us up to date on the upcoming and eagerly awaited Law & Order revival, parceling out information on returning cast-members from the original iteration if the series and teasing us with little tidbits about new face who will be joining the esteemed NBC stables. If you’re a longtime fan of this Dick Wolf evergreen about the complexities that are involved in proving either innocence or guilt, this must be both an exciting and frustrating time. Exciting in that it’s always nice to get an impending visit from old friends you’ve not encountered in a while; frustrating because, once you know about said impending reunion, you’re chomping at the bit for the proverbial show to get on the road. Well, Dear and Constant Reader, today you get to exorcise these competing emotions as even more cast have been announced for the new Law & Order series.

Acting juggernaut Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) – who was a fan-favorite on Law & Order from seasons eighteen through twenty – has been announced as returning to the fold as Detective Kevin Bernard. Joining him will be a newcomer to the fight, “but one we expect great things from in the future” (and a big old slap of the back for any pop culture nuts out there who recognize my obscure paraphrasing of a semi-famous film quote) Hugh Dancy (Hannibal, Downton Abbey: A New Era, The Sleeping Dictionary) who will be sliding into the role of a character who is an assistant district attorney.

 Anderson’s inclusion in the revival (for what is right now a flat one season contract) is notable in that he is the first Law & Order alum announced as having signed on for the new series; he won’t be the last, however: More announcements are expected sooner rather than later of other past members of the cast to reclaim their famous roles.

 Actor Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) has previously been touted as joining the upcoming Law & Order series which was given a straight-to-series order a few months back and is expected to officially premiere this coming February 24.

 So get prepared for what looks to be a rip-roaring class reunion of epic proportions, True Believers! Vents will be your eyes and ears on the ground with all sorts of new information of the Law & Order revival as it becomes known to us!

About Ryan Vandergriff

Check Also

Continuing a Career Comeback, Actor Nick Stahl Joins the Cast of Showtime’s New Series “Let the Right One In”

Nick Stahl has had a rough handful of years as anyone near a copy of …