Buckle up, readers! The lines between good and evil are becoming blurred beyond recognition for Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The fate of the city hangs in the balance, and Stabler will stop at nothing to protect those he loves! After the cliffhanger of the third season, the fans just can’t get enough of this show, and the plot has once again built the hype for the next chapter, which is always exciting to see unfold.
Especially since the series was renewed for a fourth season in April 2023, the anticipation has grown each day. So, if you want to get clarity about when the new episodes will be back, then look no further! To help you prepare before diving into the show, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here.
Continue reading to learn more about Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 at the Web News Observer!
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Release Date: Is it premiering in June 2023?
Despite being ranked among broadcast’s top 10 dramas in the 18-49 demo for the 2022-23 season, and being renewed alongside SVU and the flagship Law & Order, as well as all three of Dick Wolf’s One Chicago shows. The popular crime drama television series has been backed up by the network that it won’t be returning to television screens anytime soon this year which is a bit shocking.
According to recent reports, the network has officially confirmed that the beloved show will be taking a long hiatus and is aiming for a 2024 release window on NBC. It is expected to keep the same time slot of releasing new episodes every Thursday at 10/9c, which is ideal for the nighttime premiere for the Law & Order: Organized Crime fandom, which will have to wait such a long time for it to return.
Making one thing clear, there is no doubt that the new season won’t be premiering anytime soon, especially in the month of June 2023. Additionally, the official Law & Order Twitter handle also confirmed the release window, quoting, “Thanks for joining us for an exceptional season finale! #LawAndOrder and #SVU return Thursdays this fall and #OrganizedCrime returns in 2024 only on @nbc and streaming on @peacock.”
Also, check out the official post confirming the release window below:
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) May 12, 2023
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Plot: What to expect?
The next season is anticipated to expand the core premise of the show, which follows the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau as they work to dismantle New York City’s most vicious and violent illegal enterprises. Additionally, we speculate that the details about the storyline might have also been kept under wraps due to the ongoing writer’s strike, which might have caused a temporary halt in the creative team’s ability to create new ideas for the scripts until any resolution is made.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Wolf said in a statement. Further adding, “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”
So, it’s fair to say that the exact plotlines haven’t been disclosed, as everything has been kept hush-hush. But we are certain that the fourth season will undoubtedly pick up from the final episode of the third season, “With Many Names,” in which the viewers will get to see that as OCCB and SVU close in on a callous and desperate suspect, the U.S. Attorney benches Stabler and Benson. Bell and Fin must lead the team on a perilous task, and Rollins confronts a witness who refuses to cooperate.
“We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season,” Lisa Katz, the president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal and Streaming, said in a statement. Further adding, “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Cast: Who will return?
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the fourth season are as follows: Christopher Meloni as Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler, Danielle Moné Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bell, Ainsley Seiger as Detective 3rd Grade Jet Slootmaekers, Brent Antonello as Detective Jamie Whelan, and Rick Gonzalez as Detective Bobby Reyes. There can also be new cast members introduced in the upcoming season, which will be discussed later.
In addition to this, Dick Wolf, Sean Jablonski, Bryan Goluboff, Barry O’Brien, John Polson, Paul Cabbad, Arthur Forney, Christopher Meloni, and Peter Jankowski serve as executive producers. “Law & Order: Organized Crime” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
Moreover, Deadline previously reported that Sean Jablonski had stepped down as showrunner of NBC’s police procedural. According to sources, Jablonski is departing due to creative disagreements, which led to Law & Order: SVU’s David Graziano overseeing the remaining episodes of Season 3, which ended last month. So, right now, it is not certain who will return as the showrunner for the fourth season.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Episodes: Where to stream?
As of writing this, we can assure the readers that the official episode count of the new season has been revealed by the network to be around 13 episodes with an average runtime of 40 to 49 minutes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis. Due to highly particular ideas that may be best carried out with a smaller order, leading to guessing why the episode count is lower. Details about the episode titles and synopsis will be disclosed later once the release date draws close in order to avoid spoilers.
When Law & Order: Organized Crime’s Season 4 is released with the entire Law & Order franchise, it will air on NBC and later be available to watch on the official website based on the user’s location.
The viewers can also catch up with Law & Order, SVU, and Organised Crime on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and FuboTV, which is ideal for international viewers. All the shows are also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans. On the other hand, the series can also be watched by international users using a VPN on NBC’s official website for free, where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Frequently Asked Questions
What is the format of the show?
If you have noticed from the last three seasons, then you’ll know that the beloved crime drama television series, which is the seventh series in the Law & Order franchise and a spin-off of Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, features a “single-arc” storyline that takes multiple episodes to resolve.
Will there be a fifth season?
As of writing this, the network has not confirmed any plans for a potential fifth season. We speculate that such details will be confirmed once the fourth season draws near to its conclusion. Until then, everything relating to a possible fifth season is just pure conjecture.
Is there any new official teaser for Season 4?
The filming of the fourth season hasn’t even begun yet, so the network can’t produce or start to promote new materials using fresh scenes, which is why there haven’t been any new teaser trailers released to reveal the plotlines. Hence, we urge the readers to wait and be patient for some time!
In the meantime, check out the official final episode promo from the third season, which centers on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit character Elliot Stabler, a veteran Detective who returns to the NYPD in New York following his wife’s murder. Stabler joins the Organized Crime Task Force, led by Sergeant Ayanna Bell. Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” in its third season, also follows the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau as they work to dismantle New York City’s most vicious and violent illegal enterprises.
Take a look at the official trailer below:
While you wait for Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 to premiere, share your thoughts on the potential release date in the comments.