Camryn Manheim has joined the cast of NBC’s “Law & Order” revival as Lt. Kate Dixon, the head of the NYPD’s homicide squad, the broadcast network said Friday.
She joins Anthony Anderson (reprising his role as Detective Kevin Bernard from the original series), Jeffrey Donovan and Hugh Dancy on what NBC is dubbing Season 21 of the iconic procedural.
Per NBC, the return of “Law & Order,” which ran for 20 seasons from 1990-2010, “will continue the classic bifurcated format that was created for its original run” and again examine “the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.”
“Law & Order” is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.
The series hails from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
Manheim actually appeared on the original “Law & Order” three times, in three different roles way back in the day. Lt. Dixon is yet another new role. So try to forgive the long-running NBC show for the in-universe discrepancies in Manheim’s identity.
Outside of those early ’90s “Law & Order” credits, Manheim is best-known for her Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning role on “The Practice.” Her other notable TV credits include “Stumptown,” “Waco,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Person of Interest,” “Utopia,” “Criminal Minds,” “Masters of Sex” and “Two and a Half Men,” among others.
She is repped by Framework Entertainment, UTA, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.
The “Law & Order” revival will debut Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8/7c on NBC.