What’s in store for the fans of this two-decade-old favorite series? Here is everything we know so far about Law & Order: SVU Season 25
The anticipation among the Law & Order fandom has risen high as the summer broadcast season has officially begun for the NBC network with a lineup of new content jam-packed with entertainment-filled action and romantic comedies for the viewers to look forward to! This time, most of the legacy shows, which include Law & Order: SVU, are on a break with their next season approved to make a comeback in the fall season each year.
During this hiatus, the fans usually like to just sit back, relax, and keep a closer eye on all the latest developments that are happening behind the scenes as they await the release of the next season, which is as intriguing to know about as the show’s theme for the new chapter. As the clock has rounded back to the break, we are certainly many fans are curious to know what new updates have been disclosed by the creators so far!
So, if you’re contemplating the same thing, then we can assure you, beloved reader, that you’re not alone! We at Web News Observer have compiled a list of every relevant detail regarding Law & Order: SVU Season 25 that you should be aware of, especially the ones that may also be revealed in the coming months, to get a headstart.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Release Date: Has it been changed?
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 a new 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 the summer broadcasting season impossible!
That’s not it! If you have been following the latest news, then you might be aware that recently many sudden changes being been rumored by many sources, with reports indicating that the network might be undergoing a quick review of the 2023 fall lineup, which eventually might end up revising the overall primetime slot by postponing the release date of the most beloved shows, including Law & Order: SVU.
The network might be trying to avoid any further disruption caused by the writer’s strike, as many writers have stopped working until a proper resolution is made in their favor to continue writing the scripts.
If these reports hold any truth, then there is a possibility that the only update the fans might be getting this summer season is a fresh list of release dates for NBC’s 2023–2024 fall lineup, with the creators changing their release window from September to sometime later this year or even for 2024, only if the situation isn’t resolved by August, as that’s when the majority of the show is scheduled to begin filming of new episodes.
Until any official confirmation, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew take going forward! 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.”
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Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Plot: What to expect?
Everything regarding the plot has been kept under wraps, 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.
“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.”
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.
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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 is available on NBC’s official website and app for free based on the user’s location.
The 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’d also like to point out that the network hasn’t published any promo for the new season as filming hasn’t even begun, so fans will have to rely on the previous season’s last episode trailer to remember what’s happened so far if you haven’t watched the show yet.
While you wait for Law & Order: SVU Season 25, share your thoughts on the potential plotlines in the comments.