Law & Order: Trial by Jury was an American legal drama series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It ended after one season.
While the original Law & Order series gave equal time to police investigations and the ensuing court drama, Trial by Jury focuses entirely on the preparation and execution of the court case, starting with a witness recalling the crime and going on to show how the prosecution and defense compile their strategies. The show was originally to star long-time Law & Order actor Jerry Orbach as detective-turned-court-investigator Lennie Brisco, but sadly Orbach died after two episodes had been completed. His character was written out and the show continued with investigator Hector Salazar (Kirk Acevedo), district attorneys Tracey Kibre (Bebe Neuwith), Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson) and Kelly Gaffney (Amy Carlson); and detective Chris Ravell (Scott Cohen).
Westphall connections in Law & Order: Trial by JuryEdit
- The episode "Skeleton (part 2)" features Richard Belzer as John Munch, a detective on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- The series span out of Law & Order, and was originally to star Jerry Orbach as Law & Order character Lennie Briscoe until his death in 2005.