English actor Vinnie Jones just posted a behind-the-scenes picture with his script for Law & Order: Organized Crime. The actor looks awesome in his striped button-down and suspenders. This will be Jones’s first time on a Law & Order series, but not much is known about his role on the series.
According to IMDB, Jones has appeared in films and shows such as Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Midnight Meat Train, NCIS: Los Angeles, and X-Men: The Last Stand. He’s one of the many new people joining Law & Order: Organized Crime for its upcoming second season.
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Will Feature Three Eight Episode Arcs
Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2 is going to be a much bigger production than season 1. Season 1 of the series was quite short due to COVID-19 protocols. Now, the show can have the 24 episode season that production always intended for it to have.
But telling a story over a short amount of episodes seemed to work for the series, so now, production is finding a way to keep that alive, having the season play out in three eight-episode arcs each featuring a different villain. Show creator and infamous Law & Order executive producer Dick Wolf told TV Line 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 said. “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.”
This is exciting for fans as it deviates from the norm of the “bad guy of the week” type procedural that many would argue are getting a bit old. How stars like Vinnie Jones will fit into the picture is impossible to say at this point, but fans won’t have to wait much longer for answers.
Season 2 Will Feature More Crossover Events
And if you’re wondering about more crossover events with Law & Order: Organized Crime and Law & Order: SVU, they’re definitely happening. Executive producer Ilene Chaiken told Entertainment Weekly that there are definitely more crossover episodes in the works. Fans loved the crossover events, especially because they reunited Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson, who hadn’t been on screen together in almost a decade.
We’re now part of an entire night of Law & Order,” he explained. “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: Organized Crime returns on Thursday, September 23 at 10 PM ET. Season 23 of Law & Order: SVU premieres an hour earlier, making the return of these two shows a back-to-back event.