Veteran star of film and Broadway Alfred Molina is joining the cast of a new Law & Order spinoff.

The new Wednesday night drama takes a look at crime in Los Angeles. Like other Law & Order shows, viewers will see crimes being investigated and criminals being prosecuted.

Molina, 57, will play Deputy District Attorney Morales in Law & Order: Los Angeles, nicknamed LOLA. The show will join Law & Order: Special Victims Unit when it debuts in the fall. The original Law & Order series ended its 20-year run last year.

Molina's film credits include Spider-Man 2, The Da Vinci Code, Boogie Nights and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Early in his career, Molina played gay in the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears. In the film based on the book by John Lahr, Molina plays playwright Joe Orton's (played by Gary Oldman) lover Kenneth Halliwell. Vanessa Redgrave took on the role of Peggy Ramsay, Orton's literary agent.

Dick Wolf, creator and executive director of LOLA, said he was “thrilled” to have Molina on board.