It’s that time of year again! Law & Order: SVU is coming back to TV. Law & Order: SVU, which premiered on September 27th, 1999. This season features the return of several long-time cast members including Ice T (Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Assistant District Attorney Alex Cabot), and Raul Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). It also stars Bobby Cannavale as NYPD Sergeant Nick Amaro who joins this elite team of detectives in New York City’s Special Victims Unit. Law &
When will “Law & Order: SVU” Season 23 release?
Law & Order: SVU Season 23 will debut on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The two-hour premiere will be immediately followed on the network by the Season 2 premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10 p.m. ET.
What is the plot of “Law & Order: SVU” Season 23?
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is heading into a historic 23rd season in September, making it the longest-running live-action primetime series in TV history. There’s a reason for that: The show is absolutely addictive, from its “ripped from the headlines” stories to all of the touching subplots about the SVU detectives’ personal lives, which often bleed into their work in dramatic ways.
The show’s star since Season 1, Mariska Hargitay, previously explained to Parade.com in 2019 that SVU‘s popularity is due to more than its plot twists and characters.
“SVU resonates because it’s a path to healing and a path to survivorship. Each week, Olivia Benson and the team depict an environment of compassion, sympathy, and justice, providing hope to those who experience shame and isolation caused by,” she said. “The conversations that the show inspires have brought greater awareness and understanding of the issues. And every disclosure is a chance to show that a victim is to be believed.”
Who will be in the Law and Order: SVU season 23 cast?
Right now, we expect the following cast members to continue acting in Law and Order: SVU season 23:
- Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson
- Kelli Giddish as Amanda Rollins
- Ice-T as Odafin Tutuola
- Peter Scanavino as Dominick Carisi, Jr.
- Jamie Gray Hyder as Katriona Tamin
- Demore Barnes as Christian Garland
What is a review from critics on “Law & Order: SVU”?
The Law and Order: SVU TV show has been on the air since 1999. There are at least three seasons that have not yet aired, which means you may see a few Law and Order heroes in new uniforms. This time, we will still be watching Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) with her partner Sgt. Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T). They also work closely together with Detectives Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Dominick Carisi Jr., aka “Carisi”(Peter Scanavino), who is now their boss after transferring from Internal Affairs to the Special Victims Unit when Captain Donald Cragen retired after 22 seasons on Law and Order: SVU.
Straight from the Law & Order: SVU season 23 press release, Cragen’s retirement announcement was not a spoiler because it had already been filmed during Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s time off in Summer 2016. The character of Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) will be replaced by Sgt. Dominick Carisi Jr., who transferred to the NYPD after 13 years working in IA for Internal Affairs Division within NYC Police Department.
Will Mariska Hargitay be in Law & Order: SVU Season 23?
Hargitay will indeed be back, largely because she alter ego, Olivia Benson is the backbone of the series. That said, she has been signing her SVU contracts yearly (likely for negotiating power), which makes some fans worry that she isn’t in it for the long haul. Hargitay has even admitted that, from time to time, she’s wondered herself if she was ready to call it quits on SVU.
“I take it year by year,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “There were a couple of years where I was like, ‘I might be out.’ There were some changes that I wasn’t on board with or I felt like, ‘Oh, I don’t know if we’re going in the exact right direction’.
I remember when Jon Stewart left The Daily Show, I said, ‘Well, if he’s throwing in the towel, maybe I should.’ And then I went, ‘No, not done yet. Not done yet.’ I’m engaged and excited and still very much in it. As actors, we’ve seen so many shows get canceled and we’re in love with them and we don’t understand. So we don’t even dare to dream. We have to protect ourselves. So 21 years ago, I never in a million years would have dared to dream.”