Nellie Andreeva

skeetulrichSkeet Ulrich is set to star in NBC’s latest Law & Order spinoff, Law & Order: Los Angeles. The former Jericho star is the first actor tapped for the Dick Wolf-produced series, which had cast a wide net for its five regular roles. Ulrich gradually emerged as a frontrunner for the lead role of Detective Rex Winters, a handsome, rugged former Marine with the intuition of a natural cop. Winters was 6 weeks on the job when the Rodney King riots occurred, which shaped his entire policy of policing. His personal life is a bit of a mess: his first marriage ended when he had an affair – with his former partner, to whom he is now married. According to the series’ breakdown, LOLA follows closely the template of the other Law & Order series with two detectives, Winters and thirtysomething TJ Jaruszalski at the center, joined by a captain, a prosecutor, and his assistant. LOLA, from UMS and Wolf Films, is executive produced by Wolf, writer Blake Masters, showrunner Rene Balcer and Peter Jankowski. Ulrich recently played a serial killer in an arc on CSI:NY.

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