LAW & ORDER'S Sam Waterston to Reprise Role on SVU

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack McCoy is coming back to television. Sam Waterston, who originated the role on Law and Order is reprising the role on the new season of SVU.

Although this isn't the first time Jack McCoy has appeared in the SVU series, this is the chance for the producers to wrap up his storyline that ended so abruptly when Law and Order was canceled in 2010. In May 2015, Waterston expressed interest in returning to the role, despite his busy schedule. Back in January, showrunner Michael Chernuchin told The Hollywood Reporter, "We actually talked for a brief second about having Sam come in, but we thought it was too early. But maybe in the future."

Sam Waterston's film and television credits include The Great Gatsby, THE KILLING Fields, four Woody Allen films, Serial Mom, The Glass Menagerie, "I'll Fly Away," and on HBO, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom." "Grace and Frankie," with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Martin Sheen, debuts on Netflix this spring. Waterston is an Academy Award-nominee for his work in THE KILLING Fields, and he received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for his work as Jack McCoy on "Law & Order."

Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its 19th season, is the longest-running primetime drama currently on television. This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's "Law & Order" brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate crimes of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.

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