Law & Order Organized Crime will debut April 1st

The series premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime aired on April 1 at 10:00 PM on NBC. However, the show started at 9 PM with a 2-hour crossover event that reunites Stabler’s character with the SVU crew. The TV show is also available in Canada on CityTV.

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In 2011, Meloni left Law and Order Special Victims Unit after contract negotiations fell apart.

Now in 2021, we see the return of Elliott Stabler.

In Organized Crime, Elliot returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss.

However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away.

Stabler 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 a new elite task force.

Cast

Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler
Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell
Tamara Taylor as Prof. Angela Wheatley
Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers
Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley


Statement by Chris Meloni about Law and Order: Organized Crime

As far as the series, first of all, it is not going to be singular units of entertainment. The first of the box is an 8 episode series. So it is me going after the bad guys and finding my footing in this new place, this new world and solving the crime in eight episodes. So it’s a little bit more sprawling I guess.

Meloni about his character Elliott Stabler

Mariska actually educated me about our characters once. I don’t when she said it, may it was the second or third season or something but she said something along the lines of “Don’t you get it?” Because I’m dense that way, she goes “I’m the nurturing mother. You are the stern but loving father.” … We are the mom and dad that have your best interest at heart and that we will protect you. I thought that was sweet. A very powerful moment.

Chris Meloni discussing Wolf Entertainment

I think this is the beauty and genius of what Wolf does. Which is the whole label “ripped from the headlines”. So, if you are going to deal with corruption and organized crime then let’s get some issues of the day or those small newspaper articles that maybe people didn’t read. It’s our job to rip it from the headlines and maybe stitch it together to give it a bigger, brighter, fuller picture.


Law & Order: Organized Crime Episode List

Episode 1 – Series Premiere – Law & Order: Organized Crime

Air date: Series Premiere: April 1 at 9:00 PM on NBC in a Crossover event with SVU

Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. 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 a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.

Episode 2 – Not Your Father’s Organized Crime

Air Date: April 8, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

Bell and Stabler take on two new faces to the task force and investigate two seemingly unrelated crimes in hopes they’ll be connected back to their case. Mariska Hargitay guest stars.

Episode 3 – Say Hello to my Little Friend

Air Date: April 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

Stabler and Bell team up to investigate a major lead, while Wheatley makes moves to enhance his business.

Episode 4 – “The Stuff That Dreams are Made Of”

Air Date: April 22, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

While the Wheatleys celebrate an important birthday, Benson joins a Stabler family gathering. Bell investigates an accidental death. Jet gets some off-site experience. Guest starring Mariska Hargitay.

Episode 5 “An Inferior Product”

Air Date: May 13, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

Stabler faces the consequences of a failed drug bust. Bell is forced to choose between the job and her family. Gina gets an unexpected visitor.

Episode 6 “I Got This Rat”

Air Date: May 20, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

As Wheatley finalizes plans with a new client, Richie takes a big step in joining the family business.

Episode 7 “Everybody Takes a Beating Sometime”

Air Date: May 27, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

Bell’s family goes public with their lawsuit, which leads to almost-instant repercussions on the job. Angela tries to extract her children from Wheatley’s clutches. Stabler puts the finishing touches on a long-awaited plan.

Episode 8 “Forget It, Jake: It’s Chinatown”

Air Date: June 3, 2021 at 10:00 PM on NBC

As Wheatley goes to court to face the litany of charges against him, Richie makes moves to save himself. Morales and Washburn keep close tabs on their star witness. Bell and Stabler must cope with a sudden development in the case.


News

The series was renewed for a second season.


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