‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Dylan McDermott Suits Up Teasing His Character’s Epic Season 2 Return

by Jacklyn Krol

Dylan McDermott is ready to return to Law & Order: Organized Crime.

On Monday, August 16, McDermott shared a mirror selfie from his trailer in a suit. “The return of Richard Wheatley,” he captioned the photo.

This follows his other Instagram update from the set. He shared a video of his villainous character walking in a cell block with his prison jumpsuit and handcuffs.

During the Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 finale, you’ll recall that Wheatley was in custody. He was awaiting trial for murdering Kathy Stabler. He was almost killed after his son put a hit out on him. The mobster used a cell phone in jail to order his ex-wife Angela to be murdered.

Initially, McDermott was signed on as a series regular just for the first season. However, he closed another deal to become a recurring character in Season 2. He will be reportedly appearing in eight episodes of the 24 in the next season.

Season 2 will feature three different arcs: The Godfather, American Gangster, and Scarface.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Season 2 Newcomers

Are Law & Order fans ready for new faces? New cast members have been revealed. Two newcomers have been added to the show, are they villains or friends?

Ron Cephas Jones and Vinnie Jones. Ron Cephas Jones will play the role of Congressman Leon Kilbride who is a “born politician who fosters connections and always plays his cards right.” Additionally, Vinnie Jones will portray Albi Briscu. His character is “an Eastern European gangster who is the last remaining member of the organization from the old country.”

Ellen Burstyn will be returning to the franchise. She previously portrayed Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni)’s mother, Bernadette Stabler. She guest-starred on SVU over a decade ago. Her portrayal was able to score her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She will appear later in the season, but will not be in the premiere episode.

Crossovers and Premieres

Law & Order: Organized Crime and SVU will have crossovers during this season. After Chris Meloni shared a video on Instagram of him with Ellen, Mariska Hargitay shared her own video aimed at him. In her clip, Danielle Moné Truitt appeared and will seemingly be a guest star on SVU. Additionally, both series are currently filming and will premiere back to back.

Furthermore, Law & Order: SVU Season 23 will premiere on Thursday, September 23. The debut episode will be a special 2-hour episode that will air at the special time of 8 p.m. ET. Organized Crime will follow with the Season 2 premiere at 10 p.m. ET. Finally, the next week, SVU will air at 8 p.m. ET once again. This time, two new back-to-back episodes of Organized Crime will premiere at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. The following weeks the shows will air at their regular times of 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET.