Anthony Anderson to Return to 'Law & Order' as Rebooted Series Set to Premiere on NBC in February


LOS ANGELES – Anthony Anderson will reprise his role as Detective Kevin Bernard in the relaunched “Law & Order” on NBC.

Also joining the cast as a series regular is Hugh Dancy, who will play an assistant district attorney in the series from Dick Wolf and Executive Producer Rick Eid.


Anderson is the first former “Law & Order” star to join the rebooted series, which is expected to feature other former stars of the original series. Anderson has reportedly signed a one-year deal to return. It’s unclear which other stars are returning to the show to reprise their characters. The original series featured such cast members as Steven Hill, the late Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston and Jesse L. Martin.


Anderson is the lead in the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” which returns Jan. 4 with its final season. He had been a series regular in the final three seasons of L&O, when his character was a junior detective.


Dancy’s arrival marks his return NBC after starring on the network’s “Hannibal.” His past credits include “The Path,” and Apple’s upcoming anthology series “Roar.” He next stars in Downton Abbey: A New Era, due in theaters in March.

The “Law & Order” revival is set to premiere Feb. 24 on NBC.

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