Appears to be like like Regulation and Order‘s El and Liv may have much more time to type out their troubled friendship: The SVU spinoff Organized Crime has been renewed for Season 2, TVLine has discovered.
The sequence follows Chris Meloni’s Det. Elliot Stabler in his work with a New York Metropolis Police Division activity drive centered on worldwide, organized crime. Season 2 will air as a part of the community’s all-Regulation & Order Thursdays this fall, with franchise addition Regulation & Order: For the Protection at 8/7c, adopted by SVU at 9 and OC at 10. (Go right here to see NBC’s full fall schedule.)
In a name with reporters weeks earlier than the renewal, franchise creator Dick Wolf talked about that Season 2 probably would encompass three eight-episode arcs, for a complete of 24 episodes.
“The primary third of the season is The Godfather. The second third is American Gangster. And the final third is Scarface,” Wolf mentioned. “And these villains are going to be actually unhealthy guys that give [Stabler] a continuing supply of power, outrage, perception in justice and a distinct means of pursuing criminals than we’ve had earlier than.”
Wolf additionally addressed the opportunity of extra SVU/Organized Crime crossover occasions, which might permit for the opportunity of extra interplay between Stabler and Mariska Hargitay’s Capt. Olivia Benson.
“We’re going to do it every time it offers each exhibits a distinct method to shine,” Wolf mentioned, including that he’d probably use as a template the way in which that his Chicago Hearth/P.D./Med exhibits have dealt with related episodes. “And, clearly, there’s a portion of the viewers that claims, ‘Geez, that is irritating. Why don’t you simply put them each on the identical present once more?’ It’s not thrilling. This, to me, is rather more partaking.”
Regulation & Order: Organized Crime, capping a two-part crossover occasion with SVU, debuted on April 1 to a sturdy 7.9 million whole viewers and a 1.6 demo ranking, and thru its first 5 episodes has averaged 5.2 mil and a 0.9 (in Dwell+Similar Day numbers). Out of the 13 dramas NBC has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 4 within the demo (trailing This Is Us, Chicago Hearth and Chicago Med).
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