When is the series returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Law & Order: SVU Season 24.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit also known as Law & Order: SVU, is an American crime drama television series produced by Dick Wolf Entertainment for NBC. It premiered on September 20, 1999, and is the longest-running show in Dick Wolf’s New York cop franchise. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit follows the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, as they fully investigate various crimes while balancing the impact of the inquiry on their own lives and avoiding being affected by the evil side of these crimes.
If you’ve been wondering whether Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been renewed or canceled for any more seasons then we have some exciting news for you. As we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on NBC. Here’s all we know about Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 24 so far.
Will there be a Season 24 of Law & Order: SVU?
Yes, it is official that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will be returning to your tv screen with another season making it the longest-running tv series with 24 seasons in its massive franchise. According to Deadline, as reported on February 27, 2020, NBC has renewed Law & Order: SVU for Seasons 22, 23, and 24, extending the series’ run above the previous record of 20 seasons set by mothership series Law & Order (1990-2010) and Gunsmoke (1950-1960). (1955-75). Moreover, the hefty renewal is part of a massive new agreement Wolf has inked with Universal Television’s Law & Order: SVU studio.
Why did NBC renew Law & Order: SVU for Season 24?
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is currently NBC’s fifth-highest rated scripted series, and isn’t far behind the top four list for the network making it an easy deal for the network to continue with the franchise and the demand of the viewers who have watched this show for so many years.
While it is noted that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 23 ratings were down slightly year over year, it’s unlikely that NBC regrets making the deal official. As it is the most popular Law & Order show right now which is currently airing on the NBC network.
In addition to this, Deadline, also reported that for the 2018-19 season Law & Order: SVU scored as television’s #1 most-watched series with more than 150 billion minutes viewed across NBC, USA, and Ion. For the 2019-20 season to date, SVU is #1 in its Thursday 10-11 p.m. timeslot versus regular ABC and CBS competition in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
In Live+ Nielsens, SVU is averaging a 1.5 rating in 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall and with the addition of digital and linear delayed viewing to date, the show’s season premiere episode has climbed to a 3.9 in 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall.
Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of the upcoming season is yet to be confirmed by the NBC network as of June 3, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans were assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated.
The official Twitter handle of Law & Order has confirmed that the series will continue to premiere sometime around the fall of this year which is 2022, quoting, “Law & Order nights will continue to be elite. #LawAndOrder, #SVU, and #OrganizedCrime will return for new seasons this fall!” Take a look at the official post below:
Law & Order nights will continue to be elite. #LawAndOrder, #SVU, and #OrganizedCrime will return for new seasons this fall! pic.twitter.com/M5f9WDx3MF
— 𝐋𝐀𝐖 & 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 (@lawandordertv) May 11, 2022
If we have to predict the release date with will be around the months of September to November by considering the pattern of the previous season’s release date. Moreover, We would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time.
However, it is evident that the network intends to keep the show going, as the quick multi-season renewal implies that plans for a 24th season were already in the works with no major hurdles. So, in the next coming months, NBC will reveal and confirm the official release dates for the new season, which fans should keep a watch on.
Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the renewal
Oh this episode of law and order svu had me crying 😢 I can’t wait for season 24 in the fall 😭 pic.twitter.com/nLMAEuGn7T
— ˣ🏾 ARE TASTELESS (@alwaysbekindddd) May 22, 2022
Law and order can go till season 42 with 24 episodes per season. I’m saying it for both #SVU and #OC
— Magnee (@Maguee225) January 18, 2022
law and order SVU will forever be my favorite show of all time, i can’t wait for season 24
— Shay Shayy (@girlnextdoor716) March 30, 2022
Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Plot
According to the official NBC website, “Law & Order: SVU follows NYPD’s “elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit” as they target sexually-based offenses to stop criminals in their tracks. SVU characters are always fighting the good fight, with fans always hungry to see what challenges will come next. Led by a powerhouse performance from Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, the series has evolved tremendously in its 23 seasons.”
Moreover, Warren Leight, showrunner of the series, recently announced his departure from SVU, thus it’s unclear if this would affect the planned plots for Law & Order: SVU Season 24. This step led to David Graziano being named as the new showrunner of Law & Order: SVU for the venerable NBC drama series’ upcoming 24th season which may lead to some new dynamics in the next chapter.
In the meantime, Law & Order: SVU Season 24 is expected to explore this already established premise in the ending of Law & Order: SVU Season 23 for the upcoming season and continue the storyline from the very last episode of the series which the viewers got to see on the NBC channel, Episode 22 titled, A Final Call at Forlini’s Bar, aired on May 19, 2022.
The finale episode is estimated to be viewed by 4.52 million US viewers. The episode is directed by Juan J. Campanella and written by Warren Leight & Julie Martin. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The SVU provides help and protection for a longtime domestic violence victim, but when she winds up at the defendant’s table in court, Rollins surprises Carisi with a formidable opponent at trial.” Take a look at this official clip below:
The series is expected to be picked up from where it was left off and head in terms of characters and stories for the upcoming season, beginning with this exact moment in the closing episode to pick up any potential cliffhangers to start the pilot episode of the 24th season.
The tone for the season has been set by the previous episodes, which will see the story develop and extend in ways that will interest people watching the show. Many episodes have so far been well received by viewers and die-hard fans, enticing them to watch the series when it duly premieres on-air or via streaming service.
Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Cast
The original cast members from Season 23 are expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. The list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows:
- Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Margaret “Liv” Benson
- Kelli Giddish as Police Detective Second Grade Amanda Rollins
- Ice-T as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola
- Peter Scanavino as Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr.
- Octavio Pisano as Junior Police Detective Joe Velasco
Moreover, the network has yet to make any new casting announcements as of June 3, 2022. So, we recommend that fans wait patiently for these developments, as the network will notify fans, and if any additional cast members join the upcoming season. As the viewers will be presented with character descriptions to better understand the dynamics and explore those individuals more in the following season.
Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Episodes
The precise number of episodes for Law & Order: SVU Season 24 has yet to be revealed, we can expect it to be in the same range as the previous seasons, which usually differ from 22 to 24 episodes with an average runtime of approx 40 to 44 minutes.
We’d also like to point out that, as of June 3, 2022, the exact amount for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed, as the number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience.
Meanwhile, we suggest fans to patiently wait and binge-watch Season 23 which recently aired in order to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will release in the coming months about the series episode titles and dates. Take a look at Law & Order: SVU Season 23 official trailer below:
Where to stream Law & Order: SVU Season 24?
Law & Order: SVU Season 24 will air on NBC on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET, as one of three Law & Order shows airing that night. The viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and fuboTV.
All seasons of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on NBC’s official website for free where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel.
Is there any trailer for Law & Order: SVU Season 24?
No, because Season 23 recently aired its finale episode on May 19, 2022. As a result, releasing a trailer or promo, so that fans may learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore is way too early for the network.
The official promotional material will be released when the series’ premiere dates draw close. In the meantime, watch this exclusive Join behind-the-scenes tour of the SVU set with Ice-T as he recalls locations and moments from the iconic series.
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Law & Order: SVU Season 24 updates.