Oscar nominee Terrence Howard (“Hustle & Flow”) and Corey Stoll (“Salt”) will join the regular cast of NBC’s new drama “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET), which premieres September 29.
Howard will portray a district attorney and will share the position with Alfred Molina (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”), who plays Deputy District Attorney Morales, in alternate episodes.
Stoll will play Detective T.J. Jaruszalski and will partner with Detective John Winters (previously announced Skeet Ulrich).
The announcement was made by Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
Wolf said, “I feel like manager of the 1961 Yankees. I have my Mantle and Maris.”
“Having Terrence and Corey on board this ambitious new series adds to an already impeccable cast,” said Bromstad. “We are excited to see this series continue in a new locale in Los Angeles that will add infinite story possibilities.”
Howard is an Oscar nominee for his performance in “Hustle & Flow.” His recent feature film credits include “Iron Man” and voicing a character in “The Princess and the Frog.” Howard also starred in such films as “Crash,” “August Rush,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” “Ray,” “Wifey,” “Pride,” Idlewild,” “The Players Club,” “Angel Eyes” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”
In addition, among Howard’s television are the movies “Lackawanna Blues” (for which he received an Image Award), “The O.J. Simpson Story” and “King of the World” (as Cassius Clay). He also was a series regular in “Sparks” and guest-starred in “New York Undercover,” “NYPD Blue” and “Picket Fences.”
Stoll currently appears in the feature film “Salt.” His additional film credits are “Push” and “North Country.” Stoll also guest-starred on “NCIS,” “The Nine,” “ER,” “Law “& Order,” The Good Wife” and “The Unit.” He recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge.”
“Law & Order: Los Angeles” is the latest iteration of the most successful brand in the history of primetime television. The series follows the successful model of “Law & Order,” split between the police and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.