The Law & Order: SVU spin-off series is well underway with Christopher Meloni returning in the highly anticipated new series, Law & Order: Organized Crime.The actor left the show in 2011 after the 12th season, but in a new photo tweeted by seri…
The Law & Order: SVU spin-off series is well underway with Christopher Meloni returning in the highly anticipated new series, Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The actor left the show in 2011 after the 12th season, but in a new photo tweeted by series showrunner Warren Leight, it's clear Meloni is back where he belongs.
"Well, we had a pretty good read-thru," Leight captioned the image, which showed 59-year-old Meloni (in the bright green shirt) sitting at a table read for the new show.
Also in the photo are SVU series regulars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Peter Scanavino, Kelli Giddish and Jamie Gray Hyder, along with series creator Dick Wolf and the rest of the creative team.https://twitter.com/warrenleightTV/status/1334285922255450114
Meloni — who played Detective Elliot Stabler — first sparked talk of a return back in March, when Variety reported the new series would follow Stabler as he headed up the organised crime division of the NYPD. But the coronavirus pandemic delayed production on the new instalment of the hit franchise.
However, if the recent table read is anything to go by, filming of the spin-off will resume in the near future. Either way, Meloni is happy to be called back to the popular franchise.
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At first he thought producers wanted him to wrap up a few loose ends regarding his character, but producers had something else in mind.
"My reps thought it was a call to have me come back to SVU to kind of wrap up his story, four episodes of something like that," Meloni told Variety in July.
"But they just came out of the blue with a new show."
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