EXCLUSIVE: Camryn Manheim has been tapped as a sequence common on NBC’s revival of Legislation & Order. The Emmy-winning Observe alumna will play a brand new character, Lt. Kate Dixon, within the twenty first season of Dick Wolf’s venerable crime drama, which premieres Feb. 24 as a part of a Legislation & Order Thursday lineup.
Lt. Kate Dixon is a successor to Lt. Anita Van Buren, performed by S. Epatha Merkerson in Seasons 4-20 of the Emmy-winning sequence. (Merkerson shouldn’t be out there as she is a sequence common on one other Dick Wolf sequence, Chicago Med.)
Manheim joins fellow new Legislation & Order predominant solid additions, Jeffrey Donovan, who performs an NYPD detective, and Hugh Dancy, who performs an Assistant District Legal professional.
Legislation & Order alum Anthony Anderson is reprising his function as Detective Kevin Bernard. Sam Waterston stays in negotiations to return as DA Jack McCoy.
The brand new installment of Legislation & Order, from Wolf and writer-showrunner Rick Eid, will proceed the basic bifurcated format and can as soon as once more study “the police who examine crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.”
Legislation & Order is produced by Wolf Leisure and Common Tv, a division of Common Studio Group. Wolf, Eid, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are government producers.
Manheim and Legislation & Order have a joint historical past as they each bought their begins collectively. In her first TV function, Manheim made a visitor look in the course of the preliminary 13-episode run of Legislation & Order’s first season three many years in the past. She went on to do two extra visitor stints in Season 3 and Season 4, taking part in completely different characters.
In all probability best-known for her Emmy-winning function on ABC’s The Observe, Manheim’s intensive TV resume additionally contains main roles on Stumptown, Waco, Ghost Whisperer, Individual of Curiosity and Extant. She is repped by Framework Leisure, UTA, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.