Law & Order Reveals How Fan-Favorite Star Exits for Season 22
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Law and Order is saying farewell to Anthony Anderson in Season 22 and details of how his absence is explained have been uncovered. TVLine conversed with showrunner Rick Eid about how Analyst Kevin Bernard will be worked out of the show. Fans looking for a resolution beyond the large crossover with Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Law and Order: Coordinated Wrongdoing. In any case, in the second episode, Jalen Shaw will be transferring into the precinct. Cosgrove really works with the person during the crossover, so there’s some commonality there. Eid told the distribution, “You get the possibility that Cosgrove enjoyed working with him, and afterward we find out that the person Anthony [Anderson] played has continued on.” So, it’s a season of changes for Law and Order. That shouldn’t be surprising with a show that has been running for this long. Look at what else the showrunner needed to say down below.
“It’s a little notice,” Eid explained. “It’s in the revered custom of Law and Order where it’s actual brief and it’s like, ‘Moving on. Here we go. We must solve the case.'”
In the same vein of switching it up, Kelli Giddish’s Amanda Rollins is also leaving the show. Reports had indicated that the actress was being given up because of a call from higher up the stepping stool. The showrunner attempted to keep her on board, yet there was nothing to be finished. On Instagram, Giddish affirmed the news to reassure the fans and said thanks to them for this wild excursion on such a storied show.
“I needed to address the chat I’ve seen online and told everybody that this will, indeed, be my last season on Law and Order: SVU,” she began. “Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I’ve been so fortunate to be a piece of the Law and Order family for the last 12 years. There is simply no other person on television like Rollins. She’s developed and changed, and I have as well. I started on this show when I was in my late 20s and I’m appreciative to spend so a large number of my grown-up years with Rollins in my life.”
“I need to say thanks to Dick Wolf, Mariska Hargitay, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski, NBC, Universal Television, all of my co-stars, each and every member of the group and every one of the writers here for our incredible work together these last 12 years,” Giddish composed. “I’m so eager to take everything I have learned in my experience on SVU and put them toward everything that is close to come.”
Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, and Law and Order: Coordinated Wrongdoing all returned last evening. You can watch the specials on Peacock