NBC, Universal Media Studios and executive producer Dick Wolf announced that Linus Roache (“Kidnapped,” Batman Begins) will join the regular cast of NBCs Emmy Award-winning “Law & Order,” returning Sundays, 8-9 p.m. ET at mid-season) to portray an executive assistant district attorney the former office held by Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) after McCoy was elevated to district attorney for next season.
“I’ve known Linus’ work for several years,” said Wolf. “He is an actor who totally gets inside his roles. I think he and Sam are going to raise the bar and add intellect and passion in the back half of the show.”
A native of Manchester, England (United Kingdom), the versatile Roache starred last season in NBCs “Kidnapped” drama and the year before in the feature film Batman Begins. He also co-starred as the Levite priest Aaron in the television miniseries “The Ten Commandments,” the television movie “RFK” (in the title role) and in the feature film The Chronicles of Riddick.
Roaches other television credits include the movies “The Gathering Storm,” “Shot Through the Heart” and the miniseries “How High the Moon.” His feature films also include Beyond Borders, Blind Flight, Pandemonium, Hart’s War, Best and Priest. As a child actor, he starred in the British television series “Coronation Street.”
“Law & Order,” the longest-running crime series and the second-longest-running drama series in the history of television, will enter its 18th season on NBC.
“Law & Order” is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer; Rene Balcer, Fred Berner and Peter Jankowski are the executive producers.