Detective Kevin Bernard has turned in his badge yet another time. Anthony Anderson, who reprised his character from the collection’ unique run within the new Season 21, is not going to be returning for Season 22.

As Deadline reported in November, Anderson had signed a one-year deal and has chosen to not proceed on the upcoming season, which has been picked up by NBC. According to sources, Anderson wished to assist Dick Wolf within the relaunch of the mothership of the franchise for one season and at all times deliberate to maneuver on after that.

Fellow unique Law & Order star, Sam Waterston, additionally had signed a one-year deal for Season 21. It is unclear whether or not he would return for Season 22;. In a promising signal, the veteran appeared on stage of NBCUniversal’s upfront, which showcased programming and expertise for the upcoming season.

There was no indication within the latest Season 21 finale that Anderson could be exiting. In it, Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and his accomplice Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) had been investigating the homicide of an off-duty police officer.

Anderson, who additionally simply wrapped his run as star and govt producer of ABC’s black-ish, stays in enterprise with NBCUniversal on the beforehand introduced Anthony Anderson and Mom: European Vacation comedy and journey present for E!.

The new installment of Law & Order, from Dick Wolf and writer-showrunner Rick Eid, continues the traditional bifurcated format and as soon as once more examines “The police who examine crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.” Camryn Manheim, Hugh Dancy and Odelya Halevi additionally star.

Law & Order is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Wolf, Eid, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are govt producers.

Anderson is repped by UTA, Artists First and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, (*22*) & Christopher.



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