Law & Order gets unexpected new spinoff

sam waterston as executive assistant district attorney jack mccoy, law and order, season 15
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Law & Order is set to get a brand new spinoff – this time taking things to Canada.

The long-running franchise will launch Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent, which follows an elite squad of detectives as they investigate high-profile corruption and crime in the Canadian city.

The spinoff will consist of 10 episodes and is due to start filming later this year for a spring 2024 launch on Canadian network Citytv.

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"The timeless appeal of the cases explored in the globally successful Law & Order franchise continue to draw in Citytv audiences week after week," said Hayden Mindell, who's senior VP of television at Rogers Sports & Media.

Producer Amy Cameron added: "We are thrilled to be working with Lark Productions and Citytv to bring this series to life. We cannot wait to showcase our amazing city in the Law & Order franchise."

Law & Order is no stranger to international versions, with a UK edition running for eight series on ITV between 2009 and 2014.

A French version, Paris enquêtes criminelles, ran for three seasons between 2007 and 2008, and two Russian language series aired for four seasons each between 2007 and 2011 – with one inspired by Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the other by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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The main US series is currently airing alongside spinoffs SVU and Organized Crime.

Meanwhile, former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio has said he would love to return as Robert Goren in one of the current shows.

"That's a question for [producer] Dick Wolf," he said (via "But c'mon, what am I, an idiot? It's a great part...

"Look, Dick, seven, eight, nine episodes would be great."

Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime air on NBC in the US. The shows air on Sky Witness in the UK, with select episodes available on NOW.

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