Law & Order (season 21)
Country of origin: United States
Episodes: TBA
Original network: NBC
Original release: September 15, 2017
Season chronology
Previous: Season 20
Next: Season 22

The 21st season of Law & Order has now return to premiered on NBC on September 15, 2017 after it was cancelled back in 2010. L&O was backed to Fridays for every 8 p.m. the following week. On August 19, 2016 it announced to return the Original Series again for this time.


On August 19, 2016, NBC announced for the 21st season of Law & Order after 7 years before the cancellation resulted. After Season 20, S. Epatha Merkerson will not be return in Season 21 as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, On September 28, 2016 Princess Luna will be casting as the new Character, Lieutenant Nicole Burns. On July 7, 2017, Robert John Burke will be reprising as Captain Ed Tucker in the first episode. On July 12, 2017, Elizabeth Marvel will be reprising as Defense Attorney Rita Calhoun in the second episode. On August 4, 2017, Judith Light will be reprising as Elizabeth Donnelly in the Fourth Episode. On September 29, 2017, Melissa Sagemiller will be reprising as Gillian Hardwicke, her character promoted as Defense Attorney. On November 17, 2017, Mariska Hargitay will be appearing as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, Twilight Sparkle as Detective Megan Rossi, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins and Dean Cadance as EADA Jennifer Rossi in the Thirteenth episode. On January 26, 2018, Peter Scanavino will be appearing as Detective Dominick "Sonny" Carisi, Jr. in the Sixteenth Episode. On February 2, 2018, Gretchen Egolf will be reprising as Defense Attorney Kendra Gill in the Nineteenth Episode.

Cast and crew changes

In September 23, 2016, it was announced that Nico Tortorella casting as Detective Bernard Jefferson and James Van Der Beek (who previously guest stared in the few Law & Order's Spin-off's in Criminal Intent and Special Victims Unit) joined the cast afterward as Detective Steven Briscoe the Son of Detective Lennie Briscoe. In September 28, 2016, it was announced that the character Princess Luna would be replacing S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren) as Lieutenant Nicole Burns.

In October 6, 2016, it was announced that Matthew Gray Gubler casting as Executive Assistant District Attorney Damon Lowell. In October 21, 2016, it was announced that the character Twilight Sparkle would casting as Assistant District Attorney Paula Branch the Daughter of District Attorney Arthur Branch. In November 4, 2016, it was announced that Thomas Gibson would be replacing Sam Waterson (District Attorney Jack McCoy) as District Attorney Gerald Adams (after he was suspended in Criminal Minds, instead he is now doing Law & Order for the first time).


Main cast

Recurring Cast

  • Judith Light as Executive Assistant District Attorney/Judge Elizabeth Donnelly


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
457 1 "The Return: Decision 2017" TBA TBA September 15, 2017
After the past 7 years for Anita Van Buren retired as a Police Commanding Officer, the new Lieutenant Nicole Burns (Princess Luna) was been a Police Commanding Officer in the past 4 years along side Detectives Bernard Jefferson (Nico Tortorella) and Steven Briscoe (James Van Der Beek) finding the suspect who killed the victims at the apartment. But the teenage girl (Nicola Peltz) is the one who murdered them. After Six years, when Jack McCoy departure as a District Attorney. The New DA Gerald Adams (Thomas Gibson) needs help with EADA Damon Lowell (Matthew Gray Gubler) and ADA Paula Branch (Twilight Sparkle) tells the girl's truth why she killed them.
458 2 "Lost on Time" TBA TBA September 22, 2017
Homeless Girl was abandoned by her parents live alone by herself. But Detectives need to find who rape her. Loweell and Branch was able to talk about her raspiest.
459 3 "Looking at a Parasite" TBA TBA September 29, 2017
The Detectives see a man looking for his wife and daughter were kidnapped by a couple of females. But Lowell and Branch needs to find out who hired them.
460 4 "Make Ways" TBA TBA October 6, 2017
461 5 "True Crime 2: The Adventures Trap" TBA TBA October 13, 2017
462 6 "Ain't No Love: The Passion of the Rapper" TBA TBA October 20, 2017
463 7 "Losing Our Ways" TBA TBA October 27, 2017
464 8 "Take Parts" TBA TBA November 3, 2017
465 9 "Strikes Back" TBA TBA November 10, 2017
466 10 "Living Things" TBA TBA November 17, 2017
467 11 "Cold" TBA TBA November 24, 2017
468 12 "Bloodline" TBA TBA December 15, 2017
469 13 "Lost Traveler: The Past" TBA TBA January 26, 2018
470 14 "The Surrounding" TBA TBA February 2, 2018
471 15 "Killer Colt" TBA TBA February 16, 2018
472 16 "Dead Road" TBA TBA March 2, 2018
473 17 "Hours Out of Time" TBA TBA March 16, 2018
474 18 "Blood Brothers" TBA TBA March 30, 2018
475 19 "The Child's Welfare" TBA TBA April 13, 2018
476 20 "Father Dearest" TBA TBA April 20, 2018
477 21 "Rapist Anonymous" TBA TBA May 4, 2018
478 22 "Scorched Earth" TBA TBA May 11, 2018
479 23 "Hunting Ground" TBA TBA May 18, 2018
480 24 "Rhodium Nights" TBA TBA May 25, 2018


Thomas Gibson and Matthew Gray Gubler works together in Criminal Minds.

James Van Der Beek has been played in two Law & Order spin-offs.