Who Is Law & Order Newcomer Odelya Halevi?

"Law & Order" fans are waiting — somewhat patiently — for the return of the drama series. The show, which ran for 20 seasons before it was abruptly canceled by NBC in 2010, has been renewed for a new season by the network, with creator Dick Wolf returning as executive producer. "'Law & Order' is quite simply one of the most iconic shows in television history, and the idea of continuing its legacy and partnering with Dick on an all-new season is nothing short of exhilarating," said Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming (per The Hollywood Reporter). "This is great news for NBC as well as TV fans everywhere."

Luckily, some of the show's most popular actors are returning for the new season, including Sam Waterston, who will reprise his role as District Attorney Jack McCoy, and Anthony Anderson, who will once again play Detective Kevin Bernard. "It means a great deal. They're bringing the show back and billing it as their 21st year ... full circle is what it is, and it's a good thing," Anderson told Entertainment Tonight.

There will also be some new faces to the franchise when the show returns, including Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Donovan, and Hugh Dancy (per Variety). In addition, Odelya Halevi has been cast as a series regular, playing Assistant District Attorney Samantha Maroun.

Odelya Halevi will also be starring alongside Dwayne Johnson

Odelya Halevi will be joining the new season of "Law & Order" as Assistant District Attorney Samantha Maroun (per Deadline). "So thrilled to join the @wolfentertainment family!!" she posted on Instagram in response to the news.

Before landing the role, the actress was best-known for her recurring role on "Good Trouble" and on "Good Girls Revolt" according to IMDb. She has also had guest spots on "New Girl," "Mike and Molly," "Midnight, Texas," "NCIS," "MacGyver" and "Why Women Kill," and will appear opposite Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming film "Black Adam."

As for what the "Law & Order" revival, which premieres on February 24, 2022 on NBC, will look like, creator Dick Wolf says fans cam rest assured the original premise of the show has not been changed. "This will be Season 21, so it's the same 'Law & Order' everyone knows from the first 20 years," he told Variety. "So there's really nothing to fix, we just want to continue telling great stories. Casting as always will be three cops and three D.A.s."