Julianne Nicholson Back In ‘Law & Order’ Fold With ‘Menendez Murders’ Role

Julianne Nicholson
Andrew Brucker

Julianne Nicholson, a Law & Order veteran who co-starred on NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent and two other Dick Wolf series, has joined the cast of Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders. NBC has ordered eight episodes for the first season.

The true-crime anthology series centers on Lyle (Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) Menendez, brothers who were convicted in 1996 of murdering their parents seven years earlier. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries — there was one trial but two separate juries, one for each brother — they later were re-tried, convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

Edie Falco plays defense attorney Leslie Abramson. Nicholson will play Jill Lansing, Abramson’s whip-smart and trusted partner on the defense team, responsible for representing Lyle. Lansing is a caring professional genuinely dedicated to the Menendez case.

Last week, the series cast Anthony Edwards as Judge Stanley Weisberg, who oversaw the trial and had a contentious relationship with Abramson.

Nicholson guest-starred on the original Law & Order, was a series regular on Conviction and co-starred alongside Chris Noth on Criminal Intent which ran for 10 seasons on NBC and USA Network. She is repped by UTA and Davien Littlefield.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2017/06/julianne-nicholson-law-and-order-menendez-murders-cast-1202107833/