Will the ultimate beacon of hope return for another season? Continue reading to find out about Law & Order: SVU Season 25.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the franchise, Law & Order: SVU is not to be missed! As, no case is too difficult for this elite squad, and there is no doubt that the 24th season finale has left fans on the edge of their seats and has once again excited them more than ever to know what happens next!
The growing curiosity in the fandom has eventually led to questions like, “When will Law & Order: SVU return on NBC?” popping all over social media.
While we understand your eagerness to know it all, we regret to inform you that the new season is not going to be on NBC in June 2023. The fans will have to wait some more time if they want to watch this crime drama television series. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of everything that the fans should know about while they recall events from the previous seasons.
Here is everything we know so far about Law & Order: SVU Season 25 at Web News Observer!
Law & Order: SVU Season 25: Release Date: When will it begin airing?
If you have been following Law & Order for years, then you’ll know that the network usually takes a break for a few months for the summer season after the premiere of each season of Law & Order from September to May of each year. So, the next season will also follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and go on a short hiatus. In addition, the 24th season’s final episode also aired a few weeks ago, making any hopes for the series return in June 2023 impossible.
Even though this is a bit of a disheartening update, we have some other updates that will lighten up your mood! Despite not being a part of NBC’s summer lineup, the series will return sooner than you think!
Yes, it’s true that only a few months are left until the beloved crime drama television premieres new episodes sometime later this year, which are assumed to be a part of the 2023–2024 fall lineup, with the creators aiming for September as the likely release window, with new episodes airing every Thursday at 9/8c on NBC. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew take going forward, as the ongoing writer’s strike can also be a major factor in shifting the release date if the issue isn’t resolved soon.
In the meantime, check out the official announcement as shared by the show’s Twitter handle, quoting, “Alert the squad! Law & Order and SVU return Thursdays this fall and Organized Crime returns in 2024 on @NBC and streaming on @Peacock.”
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) May 12, 2023
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Plot: What to expect?
Little is known about what’s ahead, but we are certain that the next season will definitely pick up elements from the final episode of Law & Order: SVU Season 24, “All Pain Is One Malady,” which is directed by Norberto Barba and written by David Graziano & Julie Martin. In the episode, viewers got to see that in the search for a revenge-for-hire crime ring, Benson and Stabler combine forces on a case that has now spread globally. Fin and Bruno help a victim assaulted a second time, and Jet’s plan to hack the dark web backfires and puts the team in danger.
Moreover, the synopsis of the show follows: This groundbreaking series from executive producer Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order” franchise chronicles the ripped-from-the-headlines investigations of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit. Led by courageous and compassionate Capt. Olivia Benson, this elite team includes Sgt. Odafin Tutuola, Detective Amanda Rollins, Officer Katriona Tamin, and Deputy Chief Christian Garland, focus on finding justice for the victims of the city’s worst crimes. Assisting them is ADA Sonny Carisi, who seeks justice for SVU’s victims and survivors with passion and precision.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Dick Wolf said in a statement of his own. 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.”
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Cast: Who will return?
The main cast includes Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, Kelli Giddish as Senior Detective Amanda Rollins, Ice-T as Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, Peter Scanavino as Assistant District Attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., Octavio Pisano as Junior Detective Joe Velasco, among others. Molly Burnett, who played Junior Detective Grace Muncy, has also left the show after less than a year on the show, Deadline has confirmed.
Dick Wolf is the creator and executive producer. David Graziano, Julie Martin, Mariska Hargitay, Norberto Barba, Kenneth Brown, Arthur Forney, and Peter Jankowski executive produce. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
“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: SVU Season 25 Episodes: Where to stream?
The series has received a 22-episode order from the network, except for Law & Order: Organized Crime, which will have 13 episodes that are expected to air on a weekly basis. The episode count might vary if the network decides to air a shorter or longer season as a part of cost-cutting or the ongoing writers’ strike. All details on the episode titles and synopses will be released later, once the release date draws near, in order to prevent spoilers.
So, while you wait for the new episodes to premiere in a few weeks, check out the prior episodes to catch up with the story if you haven’t been able to. The beloved series will air on NBC’s official website for free and later be available to watch on the NBC app based on the user’s location.
Moreover, viewers can also catch up with all the seasons on Peacock, Hulu Plus, FuboTV, and Sky TV in the UK. It is also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans. We would also like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any promo for the new season, so the viewers will have to suffice with the last season’s final episode promo to recall what has transpired so far, in case you haven’t streamed the show yet.
While you wait for Law & Order: SVU Season 25 to premiere on NBC, share your thoughts on the potential plotlines in the comments.