Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 is coming to a close. What will happen in Season 2?
NBC has not confirmed an exact release date for Season 2 just yet. However, it has been speculated that it will return in the Fall of 2021. It previously aired on Thursday nights alongside Law & Order: SVU. Presumably, it will return at 10 PM ET.
Law & Order creator Dick Wolf confirmed that the season will be broken up into three different eight-episode arcs for a total of 24 episodes. Wolf revealed to TVLine that there will be three different antagonists.
“The first third of the season is The Godfather. The second third is American Gangster. And the last third is Scarface,” he revealed. “And these villains are going to be really bad guys that give [Detective Elliot Stabler] a constant source of energy, outrage, belief in justice and a different way of pursuing criminals than we’ve had before.”
Executive Producer Ilene Chaiken revealed to Entertainment Weekly that there will be more crossovers with Law & Order: SVU in the future. Both series will be filming at the same time this season, making it easier on everyone.
“We’re now part of an entire night of Law & Order,” he said. “It offers us a lot of opportunities to intersect our stories. There’s no set number, no formula for it. And yes, I learned a lot about the complexities of doing a crossover and doing them successfully.”
‘Law & Order’ Face Off and Dylan McDermott’s Return?
NBC revealed which cast members will be returning for a second season. Chris Meloni will return as Detective Elliot Stabler, Danielle Moné Truitt as Ayanna Bel, and Tamara Taylor as Professor Angela Wheatley have been confirmed. Additionally, Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers and Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley.
Meloni told Deadline that “a lot of things get answered, but then a couple other big questions arise. So there’s going to be a continuing saga, I believe.”
Chaiken revealed to TV Insider that the Richard vs. Stabler storyline ‘concludes in some sense, although these things never truly conclude. But we want to see those two men face off in as many ways as possible within the confines of our story.”
He added, “The show is serialized. There will be some mostly character elements, but also some threads that carry over, but we won’t be exclusively telling the Richard Wheatley story in a new season. There will be a new main adversary for Stabler and Bell.”