Regulation & Order vet Anthony Anderson won’t be again for Season 22 (premiering Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c) and now we all know how the Dick Wolf procedural will write out Det. Kevin Bernard. (As TVLine beforehand reported in November 2021, Anderson had signed on for only one 12 months of the NBC revival.)
“It’s a bit point out,” showrunner Rick Eid instructed TVLine as a part of our upcoming, in-depth Fall Preview. “It’s within the time-honored custom of Regulation & Order the place it’s very transient and it’s like, ‘Shifting on. Right here we go. We’ve bought to unravel the case.’”
Bernard’s exit shall be talked about within the second episode of Season 22, following the three-way crossover with Regulation & Order spinoffs SVU and Organized Crime, which spans the collection’ Sept. 22 premieres. In line with Eid, incoming detective Jalen Shaw (performed by Supergirl alum Mechad Brooks) will switch over to the precinct after working with Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) throughout that crossover.
“You get the concept that Cosgrove appreciated working with him, after which we discover out that the character Anthony [Anderson] performed has moved on,” he explains.
The brand new season will see the remainder of the core forged return, together with Hugh Dancy (Hannibal, The Path) as senior prosecutorial assistant Nolan Value, Oldelya Halevi (Good Hassle) as ADA Samantha Maroun, Camryn Manheim (The Apply) as Lt. Kate Dixon, Jeffrey Donovan as Frank Cosgrove, and Sam Waterston as DA Jack McCoy.
Moreover, Grimm’s Claire Espresso will seem in at the least one episode this season, as a lawyer.
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