While we wait to hear good news about the Law & Order: Organized Crime finale, NBC surprised us by revealing the fate of the SVU spin-off Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2. The first season launched on April 1, 2021 and brought Christopher Meloni’s character, Elliot Stabler, back into the venerable franchise. It took almost a decade when the former Manhattan Special Victims Unit detective decided to join the Organized Crime Control Bureau.
This follows Elliot’s firm decision to destroy the powerful crime syndicates in the world. The series revolves around the NYPD’s organized crime unit led by Elliot Stabler, which aims to find his wife’s killer while dealing with difficult cases. The first season is still airing on NBC, with only two episodes to go. But judging by its popularity and Stabler’s fan base, NBC quickly announced the series’ fate.
Will there be a Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2?
NBC renewed Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 before the first season could even end. Well, that’s no surprise, as the first season went on to win fourth place out of 13 demo TV dramas after This Is Us, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. Since the start of the first season on April 1, 2021, a total of 7.9 million viewers have been received to date. With a demo rating of 1.6 over its first five episodes, the average was 5.2 and 0.9 when it aired live on the same day.
Stabler will offer a different method
A few weeks before the renewal news, creator Dick Wolf explained what to expect from the upcoming season. Wolf revealed that the second season would feature a total of 24 episodes with three eight-episode story arcs. He further explained that the first three episodes of the second season would go with the title, The Godfather. While the second season will follow American Gangster, and the last three episodes will see Scarface.
This means that these three plots would lead with several villains focusing mainly on their individual arcs. However, Wolf said these villains would be enough to give Elliot a constant source of outrage and energy and would prove to be truly evil. Meanwhile, Elliot would come up with different methods to pursue criminals, which would be different from what he used before.
Organized Crime and SVU Crossover
Wolf also teased the possibility of more Organized Crime and SVU crossover events. This indicates a high probability of interaction between Mariska Hargitay’s Captain Olivia Benson and Stabler. Wolf said they would do this crossover whenever they felt both shows needed a different way to shine. He added that it was a more appealing way for the audience to interact with their famous characters.
Cast of Law and Order: Organized Crime Season 2
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- Danielle Moné Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bel
- Tamara Taylor as Professor Angela Wheatley
- Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers
- Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2: Release Date
Although the network recently renewed the series for the second edition, yet it seems that they already knew the fate of the series. As part of NBC’s fall lineup, Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 will air on Thursday, September 23 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Right before that, Law and Order: SVU season 23 will kick off at 8 p.m. on NBC.