ITV puts Law & Order: UK on hold

After eight seasons, Law & Order: UK is taking a break for “the forseeable future”.

ITV is resting the series as ever-present lead actor Bradley Walsh announced he would be leaving the show.

The most recent season starred Walsh with Ben Bailey Smith, Peter Davison, Georgia Taylor and Dominic Rowan as the team of detectives and prosecutors pursuing justice in London.

Based on the long-running US format created by Dick Wolf, the UK version first aired in 2009.

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It is produced by Kudos Film and Television, Wolf Films and NBCUniversal, with executive producers Jane Featherstone, Alison Jackson, Wolf and Jane Dauncey.