Vincent D’Onofrio & Dick Wolf Interview LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT USA Network

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Vincent “Detective Robert Goren” & Dick Executive Producer
April 26, 2011
By Lena Lamoray

USA NETWORK PRESS RELEASE:  DETECTIVES GOREN AND EAMES FAREWELL SEASON TO FANS PREMIERES ON A NEW NIGHT “LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT” BEGINS SUNDAY, MAY 1.  Emmy-Nominee Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe Return for the Tenth and Final Season; Executive Producer Chris Brancato Joins the Series and Veteran Actor Jay O. Sanders Joins the Cast as Captain Hannah. Guest Stars include Neal McDonough, Jeri Ryan, Andrea Roth and Jay Mohr.  LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, USA Network’s hit original scripted series, will return for its final farewell with eight all new episodes on a new night, Sunday, May 1 at 9/8c.  LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Productions, created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, was developed by René Balcer.  Shot entirely in and around New York City, the third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches by the Major Case Squad.  The final season of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT features the long-anticipated return of Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe). A tribute to the passionate fans, the show will take viewers to new heights with intrigue and crime-solving as never before. Terminated for insubordination a year ago, Detective Goren has been reunited with his long-time partner at the behest of new Major Case Captain Joseph Hannah (Jay O. Sanders), a friend of Goren’s since Academy days.  In addition to plunging into colorful, dangerous mysteries, Goren has mandatory sessions with brilliant police psychologist Robyn Widrow who will ultimately help him unravel his tortured past, and chart a course in the right direction.  Each week, viewers will be taken through sizzling, sexy episodes of murder and provocative themes, such as: a beautiful female banker whose sole client was the Catholic Church; an adventuresome rogue who may be the country’s best cyber-warrior; a woman who was blackmailing a wealthy, tabloid-fodder “bad boy.”  Guest stars this season include Neal McDonough (“Boomtown,” “Band of Brothers”) as a Monsignor who has been a driving force for good works of the Church, starting soup kitchens, orphanages, and cancer wards; and Jeri Ryan (“Leverage,” “Shark”) as Naomi Halloran, a former CIA official who has started a private security company worth hundreds of millions.  Special guests also include Andrea Roth, Jay Mohr and Adrian Pasdar.  Chris Brancato joins as executive producer and showrunner for the tenth season of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.  Brancato has written for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Boomtown” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has served as a consulting producer on the Joss Whedon series “Tru Calling;” and as co-executive producer on the critically acclaimed series “Boomtown.”  LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT had a strong ninth season, delivering 3.60 million total viewers to the series on Tuesdays in 2010.  LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Cable Productions.  Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Chris Brancato are executive producers.

I spoke with VINCENT D’ONOFRIO and DICK WOLF about LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.  What an honor it was to be able to speak with both of them and I am a huge Vincent D’Onofrio fan.  He is one of a kind and I am so happy I was able to speak with him about Goren.  Both Vincent and Dick are legends in the industry.  Dick is responsible for creating some of the best shows in television history.  Vincent is able to bring remarkable writing to life and has given us one of the most intriguing detectives ever, Robert Goren.  Who doesn’t love the brilliant and quirky Goren?  Some of my favorite Vincent D’Onofrio films are; “Ed Wood”, “The Cell”, “Strange Days”, “Men in Black”, “Brooklyn’s Finest” and “Full Metal Jacket”.   Do not miss the return of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT Sunday night on USA Network. 

Read the interview:  https://lenalamoray.com/INTERVIEWS-VINCENT-DONOFRIO-DICK-WOLF.html


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