Sam Waterston Returning to 'Law & Order' in Guest Role

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Pictured: Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy

Sam Waterston is making a return to the Law & Order family. The actor who played prosecutor Jack McCoy for a whopping 16 seasons on the hit NBC series is set to make a special guest appearance in the same role on Law & Order: SVU during the drama's nineteenth season.

TV Insider spoke to executives producer Julie Martin and co-producer Alex Chapple who revealed they've been working on getting Waterson a guest role for "about six weeks." Martin said, "[McCoy] will intersect with Philip Winchester's character, Peter Stone [from Chicago Justice], because of the relationship between Peter's father and Jack."

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Waterson currently stars in the  Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie.

Dick Wolf, Michael Chernuchin, Mariska Hargitay, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski all serve as executive producers.

Law & Order: SVU, Season premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9/8c