Justice is best served cold: The Law & Order franchise is finally expanding to Canada in spring 2024.
Citytv says it has greenlit a one-hour spinoff dubbed Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent. It says the crime drama will “showcase original Canadian stories” written and produced by a Canadian team.
Law & Order Toronto is billed as a psychological thriller that follows an elite squad of detectives who investigate high-profile crime and corruption in the city. Yep, these are their stories.
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LAW & ORDER TORONTO: CRIMINAL INTENT, an adaption of the legendary #LawAndOrder brand is coming to CANADA! The series will follow an elite squad of detectives who investigate high-profile crime and corruption in metro #Toronto ⚖️ Coming Spring 2024 on Citytv! pic.twitter.com/z8NBjahret
The 10 episodes will be produced by Lark Productions and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Citytv, with production set for this fall in Toronto.
Rogers Sports & Media executive Hayden Mindell says the Citytv parent is thrilled to bring Canadian stories to the long-running franchise.
“The timeless appeal of the cases explored in the globally successful Law & Order franchise continue to draw in Citytv audiences week after week,” Mindell, senior vice-president, television, said Monday in a release.
The decade-long Law & Order: Criminal Intent was set in New York and starred Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe. It ended in 2011.