Law Order: LA
History and development Edit
On January 10, 2010, NBC programming chief Angela Bromstad announced at the winter TCA Press Tour that the network was in talks with Dick Wolf about producing a new series, entitled Law Order: Los Angeles. and indicated that NBC was seeking to hire writers for a pilot.
Reports in early May suggested that NBC had made the decision to pick up Law Order: Los Angeles with a thirteen-episode order for fall 2010, having brought (2006 TV series) Brotherhood creator Blake Masters on board to co-create the new series set in Los Angeles with Wolf. NBC confirmed the new series order on May 14, 2010. The fall timeslot for Law Order: Los Angeles will be Wednesdays at 10:00 pm (Eastern) on NBC. René Balcer will serve as showrunner on the new Los Angeles series and will executive produce alongside the project’s writer Blake Masters, Wolf, and Peter Jankowski. [6 ]
This is the second series in the Law Order franchise to be set outside New York (after Law Order: UK ), yet the first to be set on a city in the US other than New York.
The description of the series, as posted on NBC’s official website, reads, “From Dick Wolf, comes a foray into the glitz, glamor and guilt of Los Angeles. From the tony Beverly Hills to the seedy side of Hollywood, LAPD’s elite Robbery Homicide Division is on the case. Fusing classic ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling with the backdrop of LA, the series delves into the high-profile crimes of the West Coast.”
Recently it has gone on hiatus until things are sorted out. Skeet Ulrich. Megan Boone. Regina Hall have left the cast, while Alana De La Garza from the original Law Order has joined the cast. Alfred Molina’s character has switched to the senior detective.
On June 11, 2010, Michael Ausiello posted the character profiles for the characters of Law Order: LA along with the Armchair Casting Director’s suggestions on the actors portraying them. [8 ]
As of June 15, 2010, Matthew Marsden and Holly Marie Combs have been cast as Detective Brad Turner and DDA Eva Price, respectively.
Some actors read or have been informally approached for the two detective roles, including Skeet Ulrich, James Van Der Beek, Michael Rapaport, Michael Ealy, Dylan Walsh, and Dean Cain. NBC and Dick Wolf are casting a wide net for the leads of the new Law Order series. The producers have been looking for a big-name actor to play the prosecutor, ADA Peter Morales. There may be interest in Lucy Liu for another role, possibly the captain. While casting on the project is still in preliminary stages, it is expected to kick into high gear soon as filming is slated to begin July 22. [10 ]
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