‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Christopher Meloni Says Elliot Stabler Should ‘Reflect’ Current Times in Spin-Off Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
Christopher Meloni

Fans have been ready to see Christopher Meloni make his return to TV as Detective Elliot Stabler within the new Law & Order: SVU spin-off collection. Details in regards to the new present are nonetheless scarce. But Meloni just lately revealed a couple of particulars about what Stabler’s mind-set might be. 

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Christopher Meloni was on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ for 12 seasons

Meloni has an extremely wealthy performing resume. He’s been in quite a few widespread exhibits, together with Oz, True Blood, and The Handmaid’s Tale. And he’s been in movies like Man of Steel and 12 Monkeys

But the actor is most recognized for his position as Elliot Stabler on the NBC cop drama, Law & Order: SVU. Meloni starred reverse collection’ lead Mariska Hargitay for the primary 12 seasons, however left the present in 2011. 

The collection — which is likely one of the longest-running in TV historical past —  has continued on with out him, and is now heading into its 22nd season. But his character’s storyline and his chemistry with Hargitay continues to be missed by followers.

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He’s going to star in a brand new spin-off

In March 2020, Meloni introduced that he can be reprising his position as Detective Elliot Stabler in a brand new Law & Order: SVU spin-off. In June, when NBC shared their fall 2020 schedule, the title of the brand new present was revealed as Law & Order: Organized Crime

“Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss,” the NBC synopsis for the brand new collection reads. “However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler will aim to find absolution and rebuild his life while leading an elite new task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful crime syndicates one by one.”

It’s unclear if Hargitay will make an look on the present. But most followers are relying on seeing her with Meloni in some form of crossover episode.

Meloni says ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ will mirror present occasions

While selling his new miniseries, Maxxx, in a current interview with Collider, Meloni addressed his return to the world of Law & Order. He stated that the upcoming spin-off will attempt to mirror the present environment, as will Stabler. 

“It’s obviously a more challenging environment,” Meloni defined. “I think my character will reflect these times. Reality-wise, it’s obviously very difficult times and I think, if we do the show correctly, it should reflect that. That’s all I have to say. I feel as though, stepping into this, there are few satisfying or ‘correct’ answers. It’s difficult times.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime will air this fall with a 13-episode first season. A premiere date has not but been introduced. But the present is scheduled to air Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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