Friday, May 22, 2015

Law & Order: UK

The crime drama Law & Order is ubiquitous on American cable networks. With hundreds and hundreds of episodes on six separate shows, any channel can air the various iterations for months without showing the same episode twice. Despite this deep catalog to draw from, the people in the U.K. sought their own version and Universal Studios decided to give them one.

In 2009, Law & Order: UK hit British television. Based on the American version and featuring scripts adapted from the original show, it became an instant hit. British audiences embraced the show, which starred one person familiar to American audiences- Jamie Bamber, who starred in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica and guested on NCIS.

The show has filmed over 50 episodes; a huge run for British television. It is apparently taking an interval but is expected to eventually return to active production.