By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
The Law & Order franchise has covered a lot of ground over the years… SVU, CI, Trial by Jury, and even the French Paris enquêtes criminelles. The newest series is starting on Monday, and it’s also an international version–the London-based Law & Order: UK.
Of course, even Americans might be interested in the new show, especially SciFi fans. It stars Jamie Bamber (aka “Apollo” from Battlestar Galactica) as DS Matt Devlin on the “order” side and Freema Agyeman (aka Martha Jones from Doctor Who) as Alesha Phillips on the “law” side. And the lead writer is Chris Chibnall, known for his work on Torchwood.
Interestingly, the first thirteen episodes are based on scripts from the original Law & Order series–adapted to fit British law, of course. Which means that there are suddenly people wearing funny wigs.