When “Law & Order: Organized Crime” premiered in April, fans only got to spend eight episodes worth of time with Detective Elliot Stabler and his partner Ayanna Bell. Season 2 premieres tomorrow, and with it comes the beginning of a 22 episode arc. When we left off, Stabler, Bell, and Benson were dealing with a dying Angele Wheatley. So what can we expect from the upcoming premiere?
Well, some time has passed. According to Ayanna Bell actor Danielle Moné Truitt, an entire three months have elapsed since we watched her shoot mole Diego Morales. Season 2 of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” begins after Bell and Benson have had some time to recover from their near-death experiences.
“It’s going to be an incredible season, super exciting. Lots of action, lots of wow moments. I guess what I can say is the season starts three months in the future. So three months have passed since the season finale. And you get to see where Bell, and Stabler, and everybody is at this point,” Truitt told TV Insider recently.
And not only is the Richard Wheatley saga going to continue but there is also an entire host of new characters jumping into the Season 2 “Law & Order: Organized Crime” action.
“We have a lot of really awesome characters coming in this season that are going to make things a bit difficult for Ayanna and for Stabler. But that makes it all much more interesting, so,” Danielle Moné Truitt continued.
Executive producer Dick Wolf has talked about how Season 2 of the show will loosely take the shape of three parts. Each will have a different bad guy.
Stabler Actor Chris Meloni Goes Undercover With a New Character on Season 2 of ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’
One of the new additions to the “Law & Order: Organized Crime” cast is “Snatch” star Vinnie Jones. He plays an Albanian gangster named Albi Briscu who claims power following Richard Wheatley’s arrest.
Christopher Meloni’s character has to go undercover to investigate Briscu’s operation.
“We’re keeping Wheatley, Dylan McDermott’s character from season one just kind of alive. In the neighborhood. Because now that he’s on the sideline because he’s increased to go on trial, there’s a vacuum that has now created this vacuum wherein the illicit drug trade so the Albanians are getting in there and I have to figure out what else they got their hands into,” Meloni said during an interview with Stage Right Secrets.
Season 2 of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” will premiere tomorrow, September 23 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. The 22-episode journey begins alongside the premiere of “Law & Order: SVU” Season 23. The long-running show led by Benson actor Mariska Hargitay will lead into the “Organized Premiere” at 8 p.m. ET.