What do you get when you put “Law & Order: Organized Crime” stars Chris Meloni and Danielle Moné Truitt together on set with “Law & Order: SVU” stars Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay? A crossover episode or two, fans hope. Meloni posted a picture of his two former co-stars stopping by to hang with him and his current on-screen partner Danielle Moné Truitt.
Elliot Stabler actor Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay go way back to 1999. As Benson and Stabler, the partners investigated hundreds of crimes together for more than a decade. Ice-T joined the “SVU” cast in 2000, a year after the show began. Even though Meloni left the iconic procedural in 2011, he has remained close with his former co-stars. Hargitay and Ice-T stuck around the entire time. They have appeared in nearly 1,000 episodes between them.
These days, Meloni’s Detective Stabler is keeping busy on the newest franchise offering “Law & Order: Organized Crime.” While he once worked hand-in-hand with Hargitay as his partner, Meloni now has Danielle Moné Truitt (Sergeant Ayanna Bell) by his side. All four of the actors squeezed together for a photo recently.
The picture caught our eye for a few reasons. One, seeing all of that talent together in a single frame is just plain cool. Second, it appears as if Ice-T is in costume. It’s hard to tell if Hargitay, the other “OG,” is as well. But Meloni very clearly writes that they’re visiting him, not the other way around. The costume would seem to suggest a potential crossover on the upcoming season of “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Producer Confirmed That Fans Can Expect More Crossovers Heading Into Season 2
NBC is capitalizing on having two successful “Law & Order” titles going at the same time. The shows will air back-to-back on the same night. That’s good news for Stabler and Benson fans who still can’t wrap their heads around the fact that the former partners exist on different shows now. The better news? Showrunner Ilene Chaiken gave it to Entertainment Weekly in June.
“We’re now part of an entire night of ‘Law & Order.’ 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. We will be more or less on the same schedule. So we’ll be able to coordinate better and plan these events better,” said Chaiken.
“Law & Order: Organized Crime” is heading into Season 2. It will premiere alongside “SVU” on September 23.