Christopher Meloni Returns To The “Dick Wolf-verse” In New ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Spin-Off For NBC
Christopher Meloni is set to reprise his role as Elliot Stabler in a new ‘Law & Order: SVU’ spin-off series for NBC it has been revealed.
According to reports, the new drama will be set in NYC, allowing crossovers with SVU, and will see Meloni reprise his role as Elliot Stabler, who is now heading up the NYPD organized crime unit.
Meloni’s Stabler was one-half of the original duo, with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), leading SVU from the beginning, but the character left in Season 12. After the shooting of a young woman in the SVU squad room, Stabler was put through the wringer by internal affairs. He was eventually cleared, but the incident made him decide to retire from the force. It seems like he has had a change of heart in the intervening years, and is now back on the job.
Since leaving the show in 2011, Meloni has starred in the wonderfully bonkers ‘Happy!’ and historical series ‘Underground’, along with popping up in arcs on ‘True Blood’, ‘Veep’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. He also appeared in the films ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ and ‘Snatched’.
The new spin-off series is the latest addition to the “Dick Wolf-verse”, following the legendary producer signed a multi-million, multi-year deal with Universal Television last month. It will join the other NBC shows such as ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, the three ‘Chicago’ series, and ‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’, which is another new spin-off also in development at the network. In addition to those, Wolf has ‘F.B.I.’ and ‘F.B.I. Most Wanted’ which air on CBS in the US, but are part of the same universe.
This is a very early report, and with everything shut down at the moment, we have no idea when this new show will land, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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