The Law & Order: SVU universe is expanding.
NBC has handed a 13-episode series order to a Law & Order: SVU spinoff starring Christopher Meloni reprising his role as Elliot Stabler.
The SVU spinoff series, which marks Meloni’s return to the Dick Wolf franchise, centers on the NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler.
It is the first series to emerge from Wolf’s mega new five-year deal with Universal Television back in February.
Renewal/cancellation Status: Renewed for Season 24
TVscorecards user score: 92%
About this show:
In February 2020, NBC renewed the series for three more seasons (seasons 22-23-24) with season 22 debuting Fall 2020.
Based out of the New York City Police Department's 16th precinct in Manhattan, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit (SVU for short), investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes including rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence. They also investigate the abuses of children, the disabled and elderly victims of non-sexual crimes who require specialist handling, all while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives as they try not to let the dark side of these crimes affect them. Its stories also touch on the political and societal issues associated with gender identity, sexual preferences, and equality rights. While the victim is often murdered, this is not always the case, and victims frequently play prominent roles in episodes. The unit also works with the Manhattan District Attorney's office as they prosecute cases and seek justice for SVU's victims and survivors with precision and a passion to win and bring closure to the intense investigations. The series often uses stories that are "ripped from the headlines" or based on real crimes. Such episodes take a real crime and fictionalize it by changing some details.
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