De La Garza will play her same L&O ADA Connie Rubirosa, who in L.A. will work with Terrence Howard’s DDA Jonah Dekker.
“I hope fans of the ‘mothership’ will be happy to see the return of Alana’s character, Connie Rubirosa, one of the longest-running assistant prosecutors on Law & Order,” L&Overlord Dick Wolf says in a statement. “Alana has a huge following and it will be interesting to follow her character as she comes to terms with Los Angeles justice.”
De La Garza joined the L&O mothership at the start of Season 17, when Rubirosa succeeded the slain Alexandra Borgia, and she stayed with the show until its series finale last spring.
This casting news is part of many changes in the Law & Order spinoff.