Starting with the “who.” Who else could we be talking about other than Dick Wolf, the creator and executive producer of “Law & Order.” Wolf is obviously thrilled for the revival, and despite the decade-plus long break, the newest season will be billed as its 21st season and a continuation instead of starting from scratch. That also answers the “what.” “There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true,” Wolf said when discussing the resurrection of the original show (via The Hollywood Reporter). “This is mine.” he added.
As the show is being billed as a continuation, we have to assume the original characters are coming back as well. So far, “Law & Order” legend Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) has signed on for the revival –- cue a giant sigh of relief. Another newish veteran, Anthony Anderson has also confirmed his participation in the new series. Waterston and Anderson will be joining newbies to the series Hugh Dancy, Jeffrey Donovan, and Camryn Manheim, per The Hollywood Reporter.