Latest NewsProduction to start this fall on Toronto-set 'Law & Order' adaptation

Production to start this fall on Toronto-set ‘Law & Order’ adaptation

Toronto is getting its own dedicated Law & Order spinoff, set to debut on Citytv next Spring, the network announced Monday.

One-hour crime drama Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent will be an adaptation of the legendary TV franchise, originally created by Dick Wolf for Universal Television.

Citytv says the series will showcase original Canadian stories, written, produced by, and starring Canadians, following “an elite squad of detectives who investigate high-profile crime and corruption in metro Toronto.”

Produced by Lark Productions and Cameron Pictures, in association with Citytv, 10 one-hour episodes have been ordered, with production to get underway this fall in Toronto.

“The timeless appeal of the cases explored in the globally successful Law & Order franchise continue to draw in Citytv audiences week after week,” said Hayden Mindell, Senior Vice President, Television, Rogers Sports & Media. “We’re thrilled to be in partnership with Lark Productions and Cameron Pictures Inc., to bring Canadian stories to this iconic format.”

“Our team is excited for the unique opportunity to produce a distinctly Canadian version of Criminal Intent in partnership with Cameron Pictures,” added Erin Haskett, President and Executive Producer, Lark Productions. “We have been collaborating with Rogers Sports & Media since early last year and are thrilled to share the original vision of the adaptation with audiences.”

Originally broadcast on NBC, Law & Order made its debut in 1990. It’s since grown into a media franchise with its spinoffs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal IntentTrial by JuryLATrue Crime, and Organized Crime, amounting to more than 1,300 hours of programming across 62 seasons of television.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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