Actor Sam Waterston, known for his roles in Law & Order, announced his departure from the show after three decades.

Actor Sam Waterston, known for his roles in Law & Order, announced his departure from the show after three decades.

Waterston's final scene on the courtroom set was attended by creator Dick Wolf, speeches were given, and he quoted Abraham Lincoln's words from the Civil War. 

Tony Goldwyn, known for his role in Scandal, will replace Waterston in the crime drama after Waterston's departure. 

While expressing his excitement for the new cast member, Waterston also expressed his concern for the reputation of the individual.  

Waterston expressed gratitude towards the show's creator, Dick Wolf, and fans for the show's success. 

He expressed gratitude towards the show's creator, Dick Wolf, and fans for the enduring success of the show.