Wolf Entertainment proudly celebrated the 30th anniversary of "Law and Order" with a heartwarming throwback photo of its early days on set. The lovely photo featured actor Chris Noth.
Dick Wolf's production company, Wolf Entertainment, couldn't wait for throwback Thursday to celebrate the legacy of its hit show, "Law and Order."
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the beloved legal series, the company took to social media to share a lovely throwback photo from its early days.
The Cast Of "Law & Order" on set on November 30, 1999. | Photo: Getty Images.
The image showed actor Chris Noth donned in a brown leather coat over a white shirt and pants ensemble as he smiled at his colleagues on set. The nostalgic photo was captioned:
"#OnThisDay: 30 years ago today, a show called #LawandOrder premiered."
Fans soon bombarded the comments section with praises for the beloved show, which ran for 20 seasons. Many confessed that they missed the show until date with one user writing, "And the world was changed forever."
Creator Dick Wolf first pitched the series to Fox network in 1987 after serving as a writer and ad man on "Miami Vice" and "Hill Street Blues."
Nolan, an original cast member on the police and legal series, starred as junior detective Mike Logan for five seasons. Other notable actors include Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterson, Steven Hill, S. Epatha Merkerson, and many more.
"Law and Order" premiered in 1999 on NBC and lasted until 2010 and gave birth to several spin-offs, including the famous "Law and Order: SVU," whose 22nd season will premiere in November.
The star of the show, Mariska Hargitay, confirmed the great news on September 12 with a photo of the cast on a video call, having the first table read virtually.
In the caption, she exclaimed about the group getting back together and informed fans that shooting would resume on Monday. Since the premiere of the spin-off in 1999, it has surpassed the records of the original.
After it was renewed for its 21st season, it became the longest-running live-action series in history, and as of February 2020, it was renewed for the 24th season.
Nevertheless, some fans have remained in love with the original series and are in awe of how it rose through the ranks to become one of the most iconic shows.
Creator Dick Wolf first pitched the series to Fox network in 1987 after serving as a writer and ad man on "Miami Vice" and "Hill Street Blues." The head of the network commissioned 13 episodes but pulled back the deal the following day.
However, after several networks taking the show and dropping it, NBC came through and picked up the show in 1990. "Law & Order"'s iconic chung-chung sound, which signified a change in the scene, was gotten from the sound of a jail door closing.
The actors also spent time with real-life detectives to understand the reality of their roles in the television show. Another thing that endeared the franchise to fans' hearts was the wide array of famous faces that have appeared throughout the past two decades.
Some iconic guest appearances include the late Robin Williams, Debra Messing, Kathy Griffin, Eric McCormack, Lizzie McGuire, John Stamos, Henry Winkler, and even tennis legend, Serena Williams.