Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay may not be co-workers anymore, but the Law & Order: SVU duo still hangs out. Meloni just posted a picture of him and Hargitay on a nice-looking balcony somewhere in the city.
“Hangin with friends in cool places,” the caption read.
Fans were excited to see the two spending time together just like they were to see them together on Law & Order: SVU.
“The best duo on TV. Period,” one person said.
“THE CONTENT I SIGNED UP FOR,” another Instagram user commented. Another fan noted that both of their shows are on hiatus, and they are desperate for more Law & Order content.
“You’ll need to post one on a weekly basis if you want us to survive the hiatus,” they joked.
‘Law & Order: SVU’ May See More of Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni played Detective Elliot Stabler on the show until 2011. Due to a contract dispute, Meloni left the show. The writer’s room quickly scrambled, deciding Stabler would retire from the force. Since then, Hargitay has stayed on as the sharp SVU detective Olivia Benson.
However, Meloni is back in the Law & Order universe, this time with his own show, Law & Order: Organized Crime. While many were bummed that Meloni wasn’t going to return full-time to SVU, there have been a couple of crossover events. Nothing in the finale indicated that the pattern of crossovers between the shows would stop. In fact, many think more crossover events that’ll feature Stabler on Law & Order: SVU and Benson on Law & Order: Organized Crime.
For fans, Meloni’s return to the Law & Order world is long overdue. Now, Meloni and Hargitay get to spend time together just like old times.
Organized Crime isn’t the only new Law & Order show, ether. Law & Order: For the Defense has been picked up by NBC. The show will finally take a look at the other side of the criminal justice system, following a team of criminal defense lawyers as they work to prove the innocence of their clients.
“This new show is exciting for me personally,” Law & Order creator Dick Wolf said in a statement. “We spent the last 30 years on shows that played offense. Now it will be great to play defense.” It’s unclear when exactly the show will be released, but it’ll likely air for NBC’s 2021-2022 lineup.
With ample opportunity for crossovers and yet another show entering the mix, things don’t seem to be slowing down for the Law & Order: SVU cast. Even after over two decades on air, the show has managed to keep audience interest and keep fans coming back.