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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Showrunner Warren Leight Reconsiders a Common Expression After Mariska Hargitay’s Accident

by Anna Dunn
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Mariska Hargitay is seen on the set of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" on April 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight is reconsidering a common phrase after Mariska Hargitay‘s accident earlier this year. The showrunner jokingly took to Twitter to say that he’s going to re-think the expression “break a leg” after Hargitay hurt her leg.

The showrunner responded after someone told him to break a leg on Twitter.

“Actually, after the year @mariska has had, we are rethinking the use of the term, “break a leg” on our stages,” he joked.

Hargitay initially injured herself early this year, but just as it was starting to heal, she fell while running home after a screening of Marvel’s Black Widow. Definitely not the best way to hurt yourself. However, the star is taking it all in stride and has happily returned to set.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Season 23 Premieres Tonight

Law & Order: SVU season 23 premieres tonight alongside Law & Order: Organized Crime. The premiere will follow the squad as they take on an incredibly high-profile case. They will uncover a sex trafficking ring that goes all the way up to a powerful congressman with presidential ambitions.

The season premiere of the series will also see the departure of two beloved main characters, Kat and Garland. Fans don’t know why the show is writing off these two characters, but the stakes couldn’t be higher for them in the upcoming premiere.

This Season Will Have Plenty of Crossover Events

Season 23 of Law & Order: SVU is particularly exciting for fans. We’ll see plenty more moments between Benson and Stabler. Fans were devastated when Chris Meloni left Law & Order SVU almost a decade ago. Now, he’s back on Law & Order: Organized Crime. The two shows have epic crossover events planned for their upcoming seasons.

Many fans are wondering if the two will finally get together this season. Tons of people have seen chemistry between the two since Law & Order: SVU premiered in 1999 and have a ton of fun speculating over their, “will they, won’t they” relationship.

The two stars have even been asked about the characters potentially getting together in interviews, but they’ve remained pretty tight-lipped. Still, Mariska Hargitay noted that there’s a ton of work the two have to do in their relationship

“And after Stabler being gone for 10 years, and the way that he left, and the complexity of what’s happened in the last 10 years, and how he became back surprising me… we’re still finding our way,” she told the TODAY Show.

It’s hard to tell what that’ll look like this season, but fans only have to wait for a few hours to get more info. You can catch the premieres of Law & Order: SVU season 23 and Law & Order: Organized Crime starting tonight at 8/7 Central on NBC.