Dick Wolf to bring fictional world of ‘Law and Order’ back to reality
A&E has ordered a reality pilot called “D.O.A.” from “Law and Order” mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio of detectives from Chicago, New York and Miami (the most law and order-y of cities) will work with reconstructed crime scenes and talk to first-person witnesses to determine whether or not they agree with the verdict. The plan calls for eight one-hour episodes to be filmed.
It’s the second journey into the reality world for Wolf, who also has “Cold Justice” airing on TNT. Given how long the various fictional “Law and Orders” have run (“SVU” is in its 15th season!), these reality stars may be in it for the long haul.