Law & Order alumna Alana De La Garza has joined the cast of NBC’s Law & Order: LA, which is currently undergoing a revamp.
De La Garza will play her same L&O ADA, who in L.A. will work with Terrence Howard’s DDA Jonah Dekker.
“I hope fans of the ‘mothership’ will be happy to see the return of Alana’s character, Connie Rubirosa, one of the longest-running assistant prosecutors on Law & Order,” L&Overlord Dick Wolf says in a statement. “Alana has a huge following and it will be interesting to follow her character as she comes to terms with Los Angeles justice.”
De La Garza joined the L&O mothership at the start of Season 17, when Rubirosa succeeded the slain Alexandra Borgia, and she stayed with the show until its series finale last spring.
LOLA was pulled from the NBC sked several weeks after premiering to disappointing ratings and reviews. Skeet Ulrich was subsequently dropped as the lead on the series, opening the door for Alfred Molina’s DA character, Ricardo Morales, to return to his LAPD detective roots. He will be partnered with TJ Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll).
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Original Law & Order: LA castmembers Regina Hall and Megan Boone also have left the spin-off.