‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Dylan McDermott Says ‘Just a Matter of Time’ in New Pic Ahead of Season 2

by Anna Dunn
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Law & Order: Organized Crime star Dylan McDermott just posted a new pic with an exciting message ahead of the release of season 2. McDermott plays the viciously evil Richard Wheatley on the new series.

“Just a matter of time,” the Law & Order: Organized Crime actor wrote in an exciting new behind-the-scenes tweet. The tweet features a picture of McDermott as Wheatley in handcuffs.

Fans, of course, are excited.

“My favorite villain. I can’t wait to see Richard in season 2,” one fan replied.

“Can’t wait. You play the character so well. Looking forward to watching Wheatley’s character grow,” another person wrote.

Many are particularly pumped to see Wheatley because his return wasn’t necessarily a guarantee. Dylan McDermott originally signed on for one year, but his work has clearly pleased producers and fans alike. Wheatley is the new nemesis of detective Elliot Stabler, who returned to the force after his wife was killed. Wheatly, of course, was majorly responsible for her death.

When McDermott isn’t on Law & Order: Organized Crime, he’s staying busy. McDermott is in quite high demand and is known for multiple chilling performances across shows like American Horror Story and The Clovehitch Killer.

Elliot Stabler is played by Chris Meloni, who is incredibly familiar to fans of the Law & Order franchise.

Elliot Stabler actor Chris Meloni Originally Starred on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ before ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

Detective Elliot Stabler actor Chris Meloni originally was a major star on Law & Order: SVU. He shocked fans when he left the show over a contract dispute. He returned to the Law & Order franchise almost a decade later with Law & Order: Organized Crime. Last year, fans got to see Elliot Stabler re-unite with his old SVU partner in crossover episodes.

Fans aren’t just thrilled Meloni is back because they love Stabler: they also really love Meloni. Meloni is known for his hilarious antics on social media and his fun way of talking to fans. He’s broken the internet on numerous occasions.

While Meloni did eventually leave Law & Order: SVU, he never took the show for granted. In fact, when he first got the job, he felt an overwhelming case of imposter syndrome, feeling like there was no way he was good enough.

“When my career started to happen, I could feel it. But I didn’t want to trust it, because I had struggled for so long—or at least it felt like I’d struggled for so long—and I didn’t want it to go away. I don’t know how many people get this opportunity to dream a dream and have it come to fruition,” the star told Men’s Health earlier this month.

Now, he’s been in the entertainment business for decades. While fans were initially disappointed he didn’t come back to SVU, it seems to be working out great for both Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime. Just like last year, the two shows will once again air back to back on Thursdays. You can catch the first episode of Law & Order: SVU season 23 and Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2 on Thursday, September 23rd on NBC.