Anthony Anderson to Return for ‘Law & Order’ Revival With Hugh Dancy Joining Cast
Anthony Anderson will be returning to NBC ’s “ Law & Order ” for its much-anticipated Season 21, reprising his role as Detective Kevin Bernard with a one-season contractual commitment. Hugh Dancy , meanwhile, joins the Dick Wolf franchise revival as an assistant district attorney.
Dancy, who will star in the upcoming “Downtown Abbey” movie sequel, is best known for his portrayal of Will Graham in NBC’s “Hannibal.” Dancy also starred in Hulu’s cult drama “The Path” alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. Most recently, Dancy wrapped production on Apple TV Plus’ upcoming “Roar” opposite Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo and Issa Rae. He is repped by Untitled, UTA and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer.
Currently, Anderson is the star and executive producer of the highly popular and multi-award-nominated family sitcom “Black-ish,” which has been running for seven seasons on ABC. He also executive produces both “Black-ish” spinoffs (“Grown-ish” and “Mixed-ish”), and hosts the ABC game show “To Tell the Truth” and the prank show “House Haunters” along with his mom. For the past eight years, Anderson has hosted the NAACP Image Awards. Throughout his career, he has won seven Image Awards. Anderson first joined “Law & Order” at the end of Season 18 through its abrupt halt in Season 20. Other than his television credits, Anderson has appeared in films such as “Transformers,” “The Departed” and “Hustle & Flow.” He is repped by UTA, Artists First, Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, and The Initiative Group.
Earlier this month, NBC revealed that “Burn Notice” alum Jeffrey Donovan had been cast in the “Law & Order” revival. Donovan will play an NYPD detective; other character details are under wraps.
It was announced in September that the fan-favorite police procedural and Emmy-winning legal drama would be returning to its home network for a 21st season. The show originally ended in 2010 after 450-plus episodes and 20 seasons since its debut in 1999. This new “Law & Order” season will be the third show in the franchise running on NBC — the other two are “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” which saw “SVU” alum Christopher Meloni reprise the role of Elliot Stabler.