He’s again! In March 2020, NBC revealed that Christopher Meloni might be returning as Elliot Stabler — his function on the long-lasting Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit — for a brand new spinoff sequence.
The procedural, titled Legislation & Order: Organized Crime, marks Meloni’s first time taking part in the character since he exited the present in 2011 on the finish of season 12. Dick Wolf is ready to provide with former Chicago P.D. showrunner Matt Olmstead serving as author and showrunner.
The Oz actor starred on SVU alongside Mariska Hargitay from its 1999 debut. When Meloni determined to exit the procedural, Stabler was written off the present; the character retired from the pressure.
“I left with zero animosity, however I did go away clearly and open-eyed in going ahead and discovering new adventures. I used to be like, ‘That’s what I wish to do, preserve shifting ahead,’” Meloni advised The New York Publish in July. “I had executed the Legislation & Order method of storytelling, which they do very well, and I used to be keen on telling tales from a unique angle — whether or not comedic or inhabiting a brand new world or doing it on completely different platforms.”
As for his return, SVU showrunner Warren Leight revealed that when they heard about Meloni returning, they made a plan to “lay just a little groundwork” on SVU.
“We had been going to see Kathy Stabler come again very upset. Her son had been rolled by a crew of ne’er-do-wells and will have been drugged, and we had been going to revisit Simon’s seeming overdose and we had been going to get to know the stresses on the Stabler—what had occurred to the Stabler household after Elliot each left SVU and apparently left them,” he shared on the “Legislation & Order Podcast” in March. “We had been simply going to put some groundwork down in anticipation of Elliot’s return in fact in his personal sequence. We had the sense that the primary episode of subsequent yr for SVU was going to carry Elliot again, so we had been going to foreshadow that and clarify just a little extra what occurred to Simon.”
Scroll by the gallery beneath for all the main points on the SVU spinoff.