‘Law & Order’: Can Fans Expect More Crossover Episodes Between ‘SVU’ and ‘Organized Crime?’

by Jacklyn Krol

Will Law & Order provide more Special Victims Unit and Organized Crime crossovers?

Executive Producer Ilene Chaiken confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that they will “certainly do more crossovers” in the future.

“We’re now part of an entire night of Law & Order. It offers us a lot of opportunities to intersect our stories,” he said. “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.”

Chaiken said that the upcoming season will be easier as filming for both shows will begin at the same time.

“We will be more or less on the same schedule. So we’ll be able to coordinate better and plan these events better,” he concluded.

Season 2 of the show will return this fall to NBC. It has been speculated that it will return to its original time slot on Thursdays at 10 PM ET, just after Law & Order: SVU. The second season will feature 24 episodes that will feature three separate episode arcs.

Chris Meloni Returning to ‘Law & Order’

Chris Meloni got the job offer to star in Law & Order: Organized Crime while he was at home.

He seemingly joked to Entertainment Weekly that he was in his backyard naked when he got the phone call.

Meloni was warmly welcomed back to the team and his iconic role. So what made him decide to portray Elliott Stabler once again?

“I was intrigued for a variety of personal reasons,” Meloni explained. “If you have, at least from my perspective, a very well-known and beloved TV character who left abruptly and, I would argue, unceremoniously… there’s a built-in recognizability, a thing that needs to be satiated with a sense of closure. Those are all very attractive things.”

There was a specific moment on set when he realized that he was Stabler once again.

“All of a sudden, the day is there, and you go, ‘OK, well, what the hell? Let’s jump in.’ And it was seamless, and I was shocked,” he told TV Line.

He admitted that he didn’t think about acting as his historic character again, it came naturally. He wanted to push away the buildup and anticipation from fans and all of the surrounding “hoopla.”

“I finally had a nice chat with myself saying, ‘Please don’t do that. Just focus on the work, and everything will be fine.’ Sure enough, I did do that. I listened to myself,” he said.