Law & Order, Jeffrey Donovan will not be in season 23. Goodbye to detective Frank Cosgrove

Jeffrey Donovan’s Law & Order

When season 23 of Law & Order – The two faces of justice will return to the screens, he will do it without detective Frank Cosgrove: Jeffrey Donovan leaves the TV series, the news is official.

The producers of the series – back to work on the next episodes now that both the writers’ and actors’ strike have been lifted – are already looking for the one, or she, who will fill the void left by Cosgrove. The production wants to find a new character to introduce to the series as series regular, or as a permanent presence in the cast.

Jeffrey Donovan, famous for playing the protagonist Michael Westen in the TV series Burn Notice in the late 2000s, he joined the cast of the revival of Law & Order – the original one, brought back into vogue by NBC after ten years of stopping – in 2021. Detective Cosgrove also appeared in season 22, which was also broadcast this week by Sky Investagion in our country.

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Cosgrove’s character is described as a detective “hard to the core who seeks justice by any means at his disposal. Every courtroom series needs a bad cop, and Donovan excels here.”

Why Jeffrey Donovan Won’t Be in Law & Order 23

Second TVLinethe American newspaper that first reported the news of Donovan’s farewell, it would be a creative decision that led the producers to give up the character of Detective Cosgrove starting from the next season.

According to this reconstruction – therefore – it would not have been Donovan’s intention to leave Law & Order but of production.

For the revival of Law & Order this is the second defection from the cast in as many years. The first was that of Anthony Anderson (black-ish), who returned to the role of Detective Kevin Bernard for season 21, but left before the next. Following Anderson’s departure, Mehcad Brooks was cast (Supergirl) to play Jalen Shaw, Cosgrove’s new partner.

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