Law & Order: Organized Crime just released a new look at the upcoming season. It shows Stabler putting his life in danger while going undercover. The new season of Law & Order: Organized Crime will premiere just over a week away on Thursday, September 23rd.
In the preview teasing the return of both Law & Order: Organized Crime and Law & Order: SVU , Stabler actor Chris Meloni talks about his dangerous undercover mission in Law & Order: Organized Crime.
“What you’re going to see on OC is my character, detective Stabler, going undercover inside of an Albanian gang,” he says.
And it doesn’t look easy. A voiceover for the teaser also shows that this gang has “short tempers, military-grade weapons, so they’re going to war.”
Season 2 To Be Told in 3 Eight Episode Arcs
Stabler’s no stranger to danger, but even this mission looks risky for him. Meloni will act alongside Vinnie Jones, who’s a sort of leader in the mob. The risky mission is likely a part of the “three eight-episode arc” based approach that production is taking for season 2.
But don’t take it from us. Take it from Executive Producer Dick Wolf who told TV Line all about the plan for season 2 earlier this year.
“The first third of the season is The Godfather. The second third is American Gangster. And the last third is Scarface,” Wolf told the publication. “And these villains are going to be really bad guys that give [Stabler] a constant source of energy, outrage, belief in justice, and a different way of pursuing criminals than we’ve had before.”
If you’re worried about what the new villains meaning that Richard Wheatley won’t return, don’t be. Richard Wheatley actor Dylan Mcdermott will return to season 2 after impressing fans with his performance last year. The main cast including Danielle Moné Truitt (Ayanna Bell), Ainsley Seiger (Jet), and Ben Chase (Freddie Washburn) will also all return.
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Will Air on Thursday Nights
“To start the season with SVU and OC, it just feels natural to me. It’s like gin and tonic,” Stabler actor Chris Meloni said in the teaser. Fans would be hard-pressed to disagree with that. They make a fantastic combo and are even better when they crossover.
The two shows aired back to back last year, but this year will be a bit different because the pandemic won’t be as limiting. Law & Order: Organized Crime gets a full 24 episode season, and the two shows will be able to crossover with more ease.
Law & Order: Organized Crime and Law & Order: SVU both return next Thursday, and will stay in that spot for the rest of the year. The two seasons will likely have plenty of crossover events, with Stabler and Benso continuing to bump into each other. Hopefully, Stabler’s undercover mission doesn’t put him in too much peril.