Attention viewers! The beloved series isn’t going anywhere! Here is everything we know about when
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 will return on NBC.
The finale episode of the third season left many fans’ mouths dropping on the floor with a major cliffhanger that no one was anticipating to happen so soon! It was a sudden twist that left everything up in the air and much to no one’s surprise, the fans were left wondering what would happen next, and theories about the outcome of the season’s end began to circulate online.
So, it’s fair to say that the loyal fans of Law & Order have once again started to wonder whether the much-loved show will return this year to reveal the next plotlines or not. If you are one of them, then you have come to the right place! We at Web News Observer have compiled all the crucial details about when fans can expect Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 to make its official comeback.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Release Date and Time Slot
Even though Law & Order: Organized Crime 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.
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. 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.
“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.”
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:
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. pic.twitter.com/Uu9KldSi0s
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) May 19, 2023
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4: What to expect in the new season?
Right now, 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 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.”
The next season is also 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 we are just guessing the plotlines, which aren’t confirmed by the network, so anything can happen going forward. We’ll just have to wait and see what direction the creators take for the fourth season. 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: Who will return in the new season?
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.
If you recall, 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. Law & Order: SVU’s David Graziano had been overseeing the remaining episodes of Season 3. So, it is right now not certain who will return as the showrunner for the fourth season.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4: How many episodes will there be?
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.
Moreover, the viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of 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.
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— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) May 19, 2023
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4: Is there any new official teaser?
We would like to highlight that the filming of the fourth season hasn’t even begun yet, so the network can’t produce or start to advertise a teaser using fresh scenes from the upcoming season, which is why there haven’t been any new teaser trailers to reveal some plotlines. Hence, we urge the readers to wait and be patient for some time!
Meanwhile, check out this newly released official promo for the finale, which aired on May 18, 2023, as a crossover episode with Law & Order SVU Season 24.
Catch up on the previous episodes if you haven’t already, and let us know what you think of Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 being renewed in the comment section.