Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has attracted a new assistant district attorney for its tenth season: Michaela McManus.

According to Variety, McManus joins the show just in time, replacing Diane Neal, who departed the show at the end of last season. The role of ADA has also been filled on "SVU" in the past by Stephanie March.

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"We look forward to her working with Neal (Baer), Ted (Kotcheff) and me to create another interesting and memorable character in the 'Law & Order' universe," creator-EP Dick Wolf said.