Regulation & Order followers had been in for a giant shock over the hiatus following the profitable Season 21 revival with the information that Anthony Anderson would not be again for Season 22. He was one of many largest names hooked up to the revival, as he – together with Sam Waterston, who’s returning – reprized a job from the unique run of the collection. The present will not be again for an additional month, however the showrunner dropped some particulars about how Detective Kevin Bernard will probably be despatched off.
Anderson’s departure got here as a very huge shocker after he celebrated the information that Regulation & Order had been renewed for Season 22, however based on showrunner Rick Eid, followers should not anticipate a grand sendoff for Kevin Bernard. The truth is, his exit will not be talked about till the second episode. talking with TVLineEid shared:
Regulation & Order is a procedural present with extra of an emphasis on the instances of the week than the characters (though that is much less true with spinoffs SVU and Organized Crime), so it isn’t too surprising that Bernard is simply getting “somewhat point out.” It is also not unprecedented for reveals below the steering of Rick Eid.
The present L&O and FBI boss previously served as showrunner on NBC’s Chicago PD, which wrote off two collection regulars (Jon Seda and Lisseth Chavez) between seasons with out a lot fanfare. (PD nonetheless has but to clarify what occurred to Chavez’s Officer Rojas.) Anthony Anderson’s absence will undoubtedly be fairly conspicuous even when there’s not a number of fuss about it.
Not solely was he one of many returning stars for the revival, however he’s a giant title in tv due to the profitable run of black-ish. To switch him, Regulation & Order sought out one other TV veteran with Supergirl Mehcad Brooks alumni approaching board as an NYPD detective who will accomplice Jeffrey Donovan’s Frank Cosgrove.
Donovan solely had good issues to say about Brooks after assembly him over Zoom, and Rick Eid teased how the brand new character will be part of the group and accomplice with Cosgrove. Detective Jalen Shaw (Brooks) will work with Cosgrove throughout the three-show crossover with the season premieres of L&O, SVUand OC in September. Shaw will then switch to the precinct, and Eid elaborated:
Hopefully Kevin Bernard moved on for a very good purpose that may make his absence extra bittersweet than tragic. It does appear protected to say that the present will not reveal that he is been killed off over hiatus, particularly in gentle of Season 21 subverting expectations and never ending on any sort of cliffhanger. If the point out is not coming till Episode 2 of Season 22, then followers have greater than a month to attend, with the premieres of Regulation & Order and the remainder of the Dick Wolf reveals airing within the week of September 19.
If you wish to revisit Anthony Anderson’s one and solely revival season as a collection common, you could find all ten episodes streaming with a Peacock subscription. For some extra viewing choices now and within the coming weeks, you should definitely take a look at our 2022 TV premiere schedule.