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The Latest Law & Order and Chicago P.D. Crossover Has Been Years in the Making

The latest Law & Order and Chicago crossover was 26 years in the making. According to The Hollywood ReporterLorraine Toussaint will appear in an upcoming episode ofDick Wolf's Chicago P.D. as defense attorney Shambala Green, a character she first played on Wolf's original Law & Order in 1990.

The April episode, the 21st episode of Chicago P.D.'s third season, will serve as the backdoor pilot for Chicago Justice, the latest spin-off from Wolf's Chicago-set franchise. Toussaint's Shambala Green character appeared several times on Law & Order, most recently in 2003, and will be a recurring character on Chicago Justice.

Recently, Toussaint starred as Vee on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. She is also a series regular on Fox's Rosewood, but Chicago Justice will not interfere with her role there.

Chicago Justice will be the fourth Chicago-set series on NBC, after Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med.

Chicago P.D. airs Wednesdays at 10pm on NBC.

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