Here's Who Camryn Manheim Is Replacing On The Law & Order Revival

The "Law & Order" revival is assembling an incredible cast for its upcoming bumper 21st season. 

As Us Weekly notes, the hit crime drama originally premiered back in 1990, making creator Dick Wolf one of the most recognizable names in television following his work on the likes of "Miami Vice," "Crime & Punishment," and "Swift Justice." 


However, it was "Law & Order" that really put Wolf on the map, establishing a lucrative business relationship with NBC that resulted in high-profile spinoffs such as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and, most recently, "Law & Order: Organized Crime," which debuted in 2020.

The original "Law & Order" ran for 20 successful seasons before being unceremoniously canceled in 2010, leaving fans devastated. 

Thankfully, we won't have to wait much longer for new episodes, which are due to begin airing on Feb. 24, 2022. Wolf is clearly more excited than anyone to be back. "There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true," he said (via Deadline). "This is mine."

Moreover, fan favorites like Anthony Anderson and Sam Waterston are back alongside exciting newcomers such as Jeffrey Donovan and Hugh Dancy. As for Camryn Manheim, meanwhile, she's taking over a significant role.


Camryn Manheim is taking over from this Chicago Med series regular

Variety confirms that Camryn Manheim, who's most well-known for playing Ellenorr Frutt in "The Practice," is taking on the role of Lieutenant Kate Dixon in the upcoming "Law & Order" revival. 

Dixon takes the place of Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, who was previously played by S. Epatha Merkerson in Seasons 4 through 20 of the original show. Merkerson has kept it in the family, however, since she's currently starring in Dick Wolf's other highly successful show, "Chicago Med." 


Manheim, meanwhile, is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner with credits in everything from "Criminal Minds" to "How I Met Your Mother." She's joining newcomers Jeffrey Donovan, as an as-yet-unnamed police detective, and Hugh Dancy, as an assistant district attorney, in the highly anticipated revival. 

Anthony Anderson, meanwhile, reprises his role as Detective Kevin Bernard, while Sam Waterston was recently confirmed to return as district attorney Jack McCoy. 

In a previous chat with Variety, Wolf promised fans the same old "Law & Order" they're used to. "There's really nothing to fix, we just want to continue telling great stories," he said.