‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Chris Meloni Compares Being Back on Set to ‘First Day of School’ in New Clip

by Jacklyn Krol

Law & Order: Organized Crime is officially shooting the second season!

Chris Meloni shared an update with fans on Instagram and captioned it #FirstDayofSchool. He posted a video from behind the scenes on set as the filming for the second season is underway. Meloni is seen with a face mask while another crew member rattles off updates. The showrunner enters and the cast and crew applauded before reintroducing everyone.

Be sure to tune in or set your DVRs for the show’s Season 2 premiere on NBC. Law & Order: Organized Crime will premiere on Thursday, September 23 at 10 PM. This comes after the special 2-hour premiere of Law & Order: SVU at the special time, 8 PM.

The next Thursday on September 30, SVU will air at 8 PM. However,  Law & Order: Organized Crime will premiere two new back-to-back episodes at 9 PM.

The original plan for the network was to have three Law & Order shows air consecutively. However, Law & Order: For the Defense was officially nixed by NBC allegedly before executives even saw the pilot.

Following the two special Thursdays, The Blacklist will air at 8 PM ET moving forward followed by the two crime dramas.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Season 2 Details

Law & Order franchise creator Dick Wolf revealed that the second season will have three different eight-episode arcs. Instead of one bad guy, this season will have three, and three different themes. Wolf told TVLine that the arcs will be known as The Godfather, American Gangster, and Scarface.  

“And these villains are going to be really bad guys that give [Detective Elliot Stabler] a constant source of energy, outrage, belief in justice and a different way of pursuing criminals than we’ve had before,” he teased.

Meanwhile, the show’s executive producer Ilene Chaiken confirmed that fans can expect more crossovers with SVU in the next season. Things will be easier for the casts and crews as this time they are both filming at the same time. 

NBC confirmed that the series regulars will all be returning. This includes Chris Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler), Danielle Moné Truitt (Ayanna Bel), and Tamara Taylor (Professor Angela Wheatley). In addition, Ainsley Seiger (Jet Slootmaekers) and Dylan McDermott (Richard Wheatley).

Although Stabler will be coming in contact with three new adversaries, things with Wheatley are apparently far from over.

Chaiken confirmed to TV Insider that Stabler and Wheatley will face off. Their goal is to have the same character elements and threats. But they don’t want to solely focus on Wheatley’s story.

“We want to see those two men face off in as many ways as possible within the confines of our story,” he said.