Dick Wolf pulls together the first ever crossover of three Law & Order casts

Dick Wolf, our favorite TV producer and the creator of Chicago Fire, P.D., and Med is about to have a pretty spectacular week. Most of us are aware that the day after Wolf’s One Chicago Wednesday, is Wolf’s Law & Order Thursday — and this is premiere week.

For the first time ever, Wolf will bring his three Law & Order casts together for their season premiere in a special night of inspired drama. The crossover event airs on NBC this Thursday, September 22 from 7-10 p.m. CST. If you miss the premiere on Thursday, it will air the next day on Peacock.

The Law & Order event airs the day after Wolf’s One Chicago heroes return for their premiere night on Wednesday, September 21, which gives a powerful kick-off for NBC’s broadcast season.

The crossover of Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: SVU, and Law & Order, intertwines the plotlines into a singular and all-encompassing three-hour story.

“Nothing demonstrates the power of the Law & Order brand more than an ambitious three-hour event with a story that is truly ripped from the headlines, that starts on Organized Crime, then migrates to SVU and finally the trial on Law & Order,” Wolf said. “Rick and Gwen did an amazing job writing a compelling script and I can’t think of a bigger and better way to launch the new season of Law & Order Thursday.”

As the telecast begins, a mysterious young girl is shot in cold blood and Det. Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) teams up with Det. Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks, first episode) to track down her killer. Capt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called in to help when they realize they have more than a typical homicide case on their hands. After uncovering key evidence, Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and ADA Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy) seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the outcome of their case.

Here’s a sneak peak:

The three-hour telecast was written by Rick Eid (Law & Order) and Gwen Sigan (Chicago P.D.). The first two hours are directed by Law & Order brand veteran Jean de Segonzac with Alex Hall (Law & Order, The Deuce) helming the final hour.

“This unprecedented scheduling block is a tribute to all the Law & Order fans who’ve been watching this iconic brand for four decades on NBC,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCU Television and Streaming. “We couldn’t be more excited to open our season with such a historic event.”


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LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME

  • Christopher Meloni, Danielle Moné Truitt, Ainsley Seiger, Brent Antonello and Rick Gonzalez star.
  • Dick Wolf, Bryan Goluboff, Barry O’Brien, John Polson, Paul Cabbad, Arthur Forney, Christopher Meloni and Peter Jankowski executive produce.
  • “Law & Order: Organized Crime” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

LAW & ORDER: SVU

  • Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino and Octavio Pisano star.
  • Dick Wolf, David Graziano, Julie Martin, Mariska Hargitay, Norberto Barba, Ken Brown, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski executive produce.
  • “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

LAW & ORDER

  • Sam Waterston, Jeffrey Donovan, Camryn Manheim, Hugh Dancy, Odelya Halevi and Mehcad Brooks star.
  • Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski executive produce.
  • “Law & Order” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

(Note: There will be no credits nor title sequences at the top of the 8 and 9 p.m. hours. The episodes will officially air in the order of Law & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order so for continuity purposes, please DVR all three shows if you intend to watched delayed.)  

The Law & Order brand is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

We all have hopes that we might hear good news this season of the long-awaited One Chicago crossover event on Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med.


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