NBC UNIVERSO today announced the premieres of Law & Order and Law & Order: Los Angeles for the first time in Spanish in the U.S. Law & Order unleashes its police and courtroom drama ‘en Español’ with back-to-back episodes beginning at 5 p.m. ET/PT every Monday through Thursday, starting on Mon., July 6. Law & Order: Los Angeles will air weekly on Tuesdays during primetime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, starting July 7.
Set in New York City, every episode of Law & Order starts with a homicide. New York City Police Department (NYPD) homicide detectives (portrayed by Chris Noth, Jerry Orbach and S. Epatha Merkerson) investigate the crimes and bring in the law-breakers; followed by district attorneys (led by Sam Waterston, Steven Hill and Jill Hennessy) who prosecute the wrongdoers to ensure justice is served. Created by Dick Wolf, Law & Order ran for 20 seasons on NBC, and has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series.
“Law & Order is an iconic series that has already captivated audiences around the world with its ‘ripped from the headlines’ brand of drama,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production for NBC UNIVERSO. “For NBC UNIVERSO, it is a privilege to be able to reintroduce this intelligent and riveting series to a whole new Spanish-dominant U.S. audience.”
To its end, Law & Order: Los Angeles showcases the point of view of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD’s) elite Robbery Homicide Division, delving into the unique attitudes, cultures and criminal element of the West Coast, while covering the beneath-the-surface, seedier side of Los Angeles, its celebrities and crimes. The drama follows detectives (Skeet Ulrich, Corey Stoll) conducting investigations, while the cases are then prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Terrence Howard, Regina Hall, and Alfred Molina. The pedigreed regular and recurring cast also includes Rachel Ticotin and Peter Coyote.