Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 is not coming in July 2023

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 is not coming in July 2023
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Is the popular crime drama gearing up to grace our television screens this summer? Continue reading to find out more about
Law & Order Organized Crime Season 4. 

When will Detective Elliot Stabler continue his relentless pursuit of vengeance against New York City’s most ruthless criminal syndicates? If you’re wondering the same thing and have some major concerns, then you don’t have to worry, as you’re not alone! For you, we at Web News Observer have covered all the details about the upcoming chapter, which seems to have a lot in store for the spin-off series of the popular Law & Order franchise.  

Here is everything we know about the potential release date of NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4. 

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 is not coming in July 2023

Law & Order Organized Crime Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere on NBC?

As of writing this, we regret to inform you that the eagerly awaited 4th season of Law & Order: Organized Crime will not be available on NBC in July 2023, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated as it’s only been a few months since the renewal was announced earlier this year, which was a great update to give the fandom a heads up about the timeline. 

So, if you’ve been watching Law & Order: Organized Crime for a while, then you’ll probably know that even though the show was renewed for the 2023–2024 television season 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. 

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 is not coming in July 2023

According to recent reports, the show will be taking a long hiatus this time around and is aiming for a 2024 release window on NBC, with January being the ideal release window as it is expected to keep the same time slot of releasing new episodes every Thursday at 10/9c on NBC and later on Peacock. The show has been able to stay safe from the changes in its release due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which is a dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

We also speculate that the network might be trying to avoid any further disruption caused by the writer’s strike and disclose new details about the release date in the near future! “I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Wolf said in a statement. ‘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.” 

It is the only Law & Order show which was always slated to officially release next year. 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.” Check out the official post confirming the release window below: 

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 scripts and led to a longer break until any resolution.

We would like to emphasize that the exact plotlines of the new season 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’ll just have to wait and see what direction the creators take for the next chapter. Until then, the fans are free to speculate on the character arcs and debate the significance of the third season finale episode, which will definitely pick up the plot in the new season as it is crucial to address that major cliffhanger! 

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 is not coming in July 2023

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. 

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. We would like to highlight that the series might get a new showrunner, as David Graziano was brought in only to oversee the final three episodes of Season 3. 

“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 is not coming in July 2023

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. The episode count is lower due to very specific plans that are best accomplished with a reduced order. 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. It will air alongside Season 23 of Law & Order and Season 25 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The viewers can catch up with all the seasons of Law & Order: Organised Crime on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and FuboTV, which is ideal for international viewers. The series is 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 Season 4 Frequently Asked Questions

When was Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 renewed? 

In April 2023, the series was renewed for a fourth season.

What is the Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Release Date?

As mentioned above, the exact release date has not yet been announced, but it is predicted to be released sometime before January 2024.

What is the filming status? 

As of writing this, the filming of the new season hasn’t even begun yet, and it will take quite some time to properly schedule the production, maybe once the ongoing writer’s strike concludes and the writer’s room is once again open to begin working on the scripts for the shoot to commence later this year. 

Is there any promo available?

As stated previously, the new episodes have not been filmed yet! Hence, there is no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season. Moreover, it takes time for such promotional stuff to be published, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes. So, there is a lot of time left for such a promotional tour to begin.

What other options does the international audience have to stream the show?

In Canada, Organised Crime airs on CityTV in conjunction with NBC, in contrast to previous Law & Order shows with American settings, all of which have been broadcast on CTV. The direct lead-in episode of SVU was broadcast on CTV in opposition to the debut of its spin-off on CityTV at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT because of obligations to other Thursday night programs, such as Grey’s Anatomy. Lastly, Organized Crime also airs on the Nine Network on Monday nights in Australia. (Some time slots may vary).

While you wait for more updates, catch up on the previous seasons of Law & Order: Organized Crime if you haven’t already.