Law & Order: SVU star Ice T talked about his favorite thing about the show in a 2018 interview. Ice T has been on Law & Order: SVU for over two decades. He joined in season 2 of the show. Now, he and Mariska Hargitay are perhaps the two most familiar faces on the series. Fans have adored his portrayal of Detective (then Sergeant) Fin Totula.
And despite the lengthy amount of time the show has been on air, it’s clear that he still loves being on the show.
“I think the best thing about our show is everyone on our show that we work with is so wonderful. Its easy. You know, I love Mariska. We get along. Just the work environment is so fun, so it doesn’t seem like 20 years. It just seems like, you know, you’re going to work doing something you love to do,” he explained in a 2018 interview with Seth Meyers.
The cast would inevitably get incredibly close with each other after so long on set. Mariska Hargitay went as far as describing them as “like family.”
‘Law & Order: SVU’ is Preparing for A Jaw-Dropping 500th Episode
Law & Order: SVU is preparing for a milestone most shows wouldn’t even dream of: its 500th episode.
“I would like at least part of the 500th to be [ours]…sometimes it’s nice to have it be your birthday party and not a group birthday party,” Showrunner Warren Leight told Give Me My Remote. “It’s okay for people to come to the party, but it feels like 500 is an insane milestone. And so I would hope we have a moment to acknowledge it. Obviously, in the episode, we won’t say happy 500—but maybe I will look for a way to cheat that in.”
He also said that they’ve definetly begun to talk about it, but he’s keeping any other details secret.
Considering that there have been multiple crossovers between Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime already, many could guess that Elliot Stabler might come back for a visit during the episode. Actor Chris Meloni, who worked on SVU for over a decade, is now back in the Law & Order universe with his own show.
But there’s definitely a bunch of crossover events planned. It’ll be easier to do them, too, because COVID-19 isn’t impacting filming schedules like it did last year. Law & Order is also adding a new show to the franchise, Law & Order: For the Defense, which will take a look at the criminal justice system from a new perspective.
Ice-T, Mariska Hargitay, and the rest of the Law & Order: SVU cast will be back for a 22nd season this fall on NBC. The show may be over two decades old, but it’s still going strong.