“Will Stabler and Benson’s potential romantic relationship develop in the new season?”
“Will Jet’s plan to hack the dark web backfire, or will it work?”
These are some of the crucial questions that need to be answered as the countdown for the series’ comeback on NBC has officially begun. It’s fair to say die-hard fans have been patiently waiting to know more about the forthcoming plotlines. To put it simply, they expect nothing less to navigate the challenging twists and turns, which will certainly leave them on the edge of their seats.
Thus, there’s no need to search anymore if you’re among those who wish to know when the series will be released. For your convenience, we have compiled all of the latest details about Law & Order: SVU Season 25 right here for you.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Release Date: When will it return on NBC?
After being renewed for a 25th season on April 10, 2023, the much-awaited season of the crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf for NBC is confirmed to be a part of the 2024 midseason schedule, as the network has planned to premiere all the brand new episodes next year starting Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the prime time slot of 9 p.m. on NBC, and later it will be available to stream on Peacock.
In addition to this, the season premiere will be accompanied by its sister show, Law & Order, at 8 PM and conclude with Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10 PM on the same broadcasting network. The official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the series also confirmed the release window with a post, quoting, “Buckle up squad, we’re going for a ride. #LawAndOrder, #SVU, and #OrganizedCrime will return January 18 on @NBC.”
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Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Plot: What to expect?
Despite being renewed for a while, nothing about the plot has been revealed by the NBC network. But we are certain it will be true to its premise, which 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.”
The next season is also expected to pick up details from the final episode of Law & Order: SVU Season 24, “All Pain Is One Malady,” which was viewed by a total of 4.37 million US viewers and 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.
Take a look at the official promo for the final episode of Law & Order: SVU Season 24 below:
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Cast: Who will return?
The main cast members who are expected to return include Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, 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, as confirmed in the report by Deadline.
On November 28, 2023, it was announced that Kelli Giddish would come back for the premiere episode of season 25, which would be her second time reappearing after the season 24 finale. On the other hand, despite Christopher Meloni’s several guest appearances, it is still unknown what will happen to his character, Elliott Stabler. But it wouldn’t be surprising if he again joined forces. We’ll just have to wait for an official confirmation.
Moreover, the crew of this beloved series includes Dick Wolf, the creator and executive producer of the production company Wolf Entertainment, for NBC, along with 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.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Episode Count: Where to stream?
The production of Season 25 has finally resumed following a six-month production shutdown due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Due to this, we can confirm that the episode count of the next season will be reduced due to production delays caused by the dual strikes, which pushed the producers to reduce the season to 13 episodes with an average runtime of 40–44 minutes.
The shortest episode count in the show’s history, thereby beating the record previously held by the twenty-second season. We’d also like to point out that the network has avoided revealing information about the upcoming episodes’ titles and synopses to avoid any early spoilers. On the other hand, all the prior seasons of the series are exclusively available to stream for free on NBC’s official website and app based on the user’s preference.
The viewers can also catch up with all the previous seasons on Peacock, Hulu Plus, FuboTV, and Sky TV in the UK. For international viewers, it is also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans. Apart from NBC, the international audience can now exclusively stream the show on various networks based on regions.
At last, the network hasn’t published any official trailer because it takes time for such promotional stuff to be created and officially posted on the web, which usually begins a few weeks before the premiere of the new episodes. So, for the time being, we urge the fans to rely on the previous season’s plotlines and character arcs to remember what’s happened if they haven’t watched it yet!
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