Jeremy Sisto is returning to NBC next season with a starring role on “Law & Order,” reports Variety.
Sisto, who played the lead on NBC’s “Kidnapped” last season, will play a detective on “L&O,” which is returning in the fall for its 18th season.
Sisto is not a stranger to the veteran crime drama. He guest-starred on the show’s 17th-season finale last month, playing a defense attorney. He now will play a brand-new character, which is expected to replace Detective Nina Cassady (Milena Govich).
Sisto’s deal to join “L&O” comes on the heels of Fred Thompson’s announcement Wednesday that he is leaving the series, on which he played District Attorney Arthur Branch for the past five seasons.