‘Law & Order: SVU’ Fans Feel Majorly Disappointed After New Trailer: Here’s Why

by Anna Dunn

Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime finally dropped a highly anticipated new trailer for their next seasons…. but it’s not what fans expected. The promo for the upcoming seasons dropped on Friday, but Law & Order: SVU and organized crime fans were very unhappy with the fact that a ton of clips in it were recycled clips from last year.

The 30-second promo, which fans have been waiting on for a while, barely used new footage from Law & Order: SVU and Organized Crime. The official Twitter account for the Law & Order franchise released the clip in a tweet.

“Heard you were asking for a promo. New seasons of #SVU and #OrganizedCrime premiere Thursday, September 23 on @NBC,” the account wrote.

Law & Order: SVU fans, however, weren’t buying it.

“I mean…a bunch of badly chopped together reused footage?” one user wrote. “Not exactly what we were hoping for @WolfEnt”

“Ehh… more like a mashup of previous episodes, and then one quick look at the new seasons. Expected better from you guys…” another person responded.

One fan is just excited to see Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson together again…. even if it is re-used footage.

“The way I’m eating this up because of Elliot and Olivia knowing d*mn well you didn’t give us any new footage,” they wrote.

While this is definitely frustrating for fans, it’s also not the first time the show has managed to disappoint. In fact, what happened earlier this month makes this seem minor.

Two Major Cast Members Have Departed ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Suddenly

Jamie Gray Hyder and Demore Barnes are both leaving the show after the premiere episode. It was an announcement made earlier this month that absolutely shocked fans of the show. Hyder plays Kat. Kat was a fan favorite. She also happened to be the first-ever LGBTQ officer on Law & Order: SVU and its second LGBTQ main character.

Demore Barnes also plays a pivotal role as Deputy Chief Christian Garland on the hit series. The season 22 finale ended on a bit of a cliffhanger for Garland. Fans were hoping to see more of him going forward as well.

Not to mention, in Hyder’s confirmation of her exit from Law & Order: SVU, she implied that leaving was not her choice at all.

“The decision was made above my paygrade, and wouldn’t have been my choice, but hey – That’s showbiz for ya,” the actress wrote. Why Law & Order: SVU would get rid of two fan favorites right as their characters were really picking up steam is hard to say, but maybe it’ll make sense when fans see the season premiere.

You can catch both Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime return back to back on Thursday, September 23rd. The season premiere is supposed to pick up right where season 22 ended and should follow the characters as they try to solve one of their most high-profile cases yet.