The iconic "Law & Order" series is set to welcome a new face to its esteemed cast for its 23rd season, with the addition of acclaimed actor Reid Scott. Known for his memorable roles in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Veep," Scott is poised to step into the shoes of a yet-to-be-named NYPD detective, joining the ranks of the long-running NBC police procedural.
This casting update fills the gap left by Jeffrey Donovan, who recently departed from the series due to creative differences. Donovan had portrayed Detective Frank Cosgrove in the 21st and 22nd seasons of the seminal drama from Dick Wolf's Wolf Entertainment.
Scott's arrival signifies the second significant change in the detective lineup since the show's revival, following the departure of Anthony Anderson, who played Detective Kevin Bernard. Anderson's exit led to the introduction of Mehcad Brooks as Frank's new partner, Jalen Shaw, in Season 22.
Stellar Cast Continues
The "Law & Order" ensemble also features esteemed actors such as Sam Waterston as DA Jack McCoy, Hugh Dancy as senior prosecutorial assistant Nathan Price, and Camryn Manheim as Lt. Kate Dixon. The series, which has captivated audiences for decades, continues to evolve, maintaining its grip on viewers with its dynamic storytelling and compelling character arcs.
As fans eagerly anticipate the January 18, 2024 premiere of Season 23, they can reflect on Scott's impressive career trajectory. He recently shone in the fifth and final season of the Emmy-winning "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," having been a recurring character in its fourth season.
Additionally, Scott graces the screen in FX's anthology series "American Horror Stories," specifically in the "Daphne" episode. His seven-season tenure in the Emmy-winning comedy "Veep" further cements his status as a versatile and engaging actor.
Scott's recent endeavors extend beyond the small screen. He has completed filming for the Amazon film "Idea of You," sharing the spotlight with Anne Hathaway under Michael Showalter's direction. His role in the pandemic-themed comedy "Who Invited Charlie?" alongside Adam Palley and Jordana Brewster, coupled with his part in the comedy ensemble "Wildflower," showcases his range and adaptability.
Represented by Gersh, Impression Entertainment, and GGSSC, Scott continues to make significant strides in the entertainment industry, now adding the renowned "Law & Order" to his repertoire. As the series gears up for its next chapter, Scott's addition promises to inject fresh energy and depth into the beloved show.