Law & Order was revived for its 21st season earlier this year, and viewers saw the returns of Anthony Anderson and Sam Waterston, two stars from the original 1990-2010 run on NBC. Anderson has already departed the series after one season, and the future of Waterston’s involvement is currently unknown. However, viewers could see another former star return – Angie Harmon.
For three seasons between 1998 and 2001, Harmon starred in the series as ADA Abbie Carmichael and also appeared on six episodes of Law & Order: SVU. Now, the actress says that she is open to reprising her role. “I would love it,” she said. Harmon revealed that series creator Dick Wolf reached out to her while filming season 21. She said the following about a possible return to the NBC drama to ET Online:
“I was like, ‘Look, guys. I mean, I would love to maybe do an arc or something. I would love to revisit Abbie. She was just so fun and wonderful.”
The outlet also revealed that Harmon recently spoke to S. Epatha Merkerson, who played Lieutenant Anita Van Buren for 16 seasons. “Just know that was a really, really wonderful time in my life. I mean, what a great time to, you know, begin an acting career,” she says, before joking that Carmichael could be the next DA. “That would be perfect. Just hang on, everybody.”
Waterson, Hugh Dancy, Jeffrey Donovan, Camryn Manheim, and Odelya Halevi star in the revival of the NBC procedural drama which airs on Thursday nights. Law & Order will return to NBC Thursday nights this fall for its 22nd season.
What do you think? Would you like to see Harmon return to Law & Order?