‘Law & Order: SVU’: Mariska Hargitay Welcomes Christopher Meloni Back to the Franchise as Elliot Stabler

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni on

Fans of the Law & Order franchise are completely ecstatic that Christopher Meloni will probably be again as Elliot Stabler. His former co-star, Mariska Hargitay, who nonetheless stars on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, gave him a particular welcome again message on social media.

Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni on 'Law & Order: SVU' in 2007
Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ in 2007 | Virginia Sherwood/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

Elliot Stabler is again, lastly!

After years and years of viewers hoping for the fan-favorite to return, Meloni is returning to the Law & Order franchise as Stabler. However, Meloni shouldn’t be reprising the position on Law & Order: SVU. There will probably be Stabler-centric spinoff at NBC. It has a straight-to-series order and can heart on “an NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will likely be capable of crossover with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and by proxy, Wolf’s different two franchises, Chicago and FBI.

Stabler initially left the present throughout its twelfth season in 2011. It was initially reported that contract negotiations between NBC Universal and the actor had damaged down.

The untitled Stabler present shouldn’t be the one Law & Order spinoff that has been deliberate in recent times. Law & Order: Hate Crimes was additionally in growth at NBC with a straight-to-series order. The present was shelved final 12 months and there haven’t been any updates on it shortly, solely that it was nonetheless in growth.

Aside from the unique Law & Order collection and Law & Order: SVU, there have been 4 extra spinoffs:  Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: True Crime.

“As with all of my crime shows, I want to depict what’s really going on in our cities and shine a light on the wide-ranging victims and show that justice can prevail,” creator Dick Wolf mentioned again when Hate Crimes was picked up. “Twenty years in the past when SVU started, only a few folks felt snug coming ahead and reporting these crimes, however while you convey the tales into folks’s dwelling rooms – with characters as empathetic as Olivia Benson – an actual dialogue can start. That’s what I hope we are able to do with this new present in a world the place hate crimes have reached an egregious degree.”

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Hargitay formally welcomes Meloni again to the fold

Hargitay tweeted a photograph of herself and Meloni from the present and used the chance to want Meloni a Happy Birthday and to welcome him again to the Law & Order universe. She wrote, “Happy birthday @Chris_Meloni Meloni #It’sBeenAWhile #WelcomeHome.”

The actress additionally posted a special picture with an analogous caption on her Instagram web page.

Meloni commented on Hargitay’s Instagram post, writing, “Saddle up gurl, we ridin again. And TY for all the BD wishes.”

Law & Order: SVU, at present in its 21st season, airs Thursdays on NBC.

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