Put your glasses on because Law & Order: SVU will be back for its 25th installment soon!
Keep reading to find out.
Missing out on the crime pursuits of our favorite detective gang? You are not alone. The law and crime series juggernaut will be back soon for its 25th season on the NBC network. We are here to tell you that Law & Order SVU has been renewed for Season 25 on April 10, 2023, to be back on the NBC network. Since this announcement, fans have been heavily weighing on questions such as, ‘ What is the release date of Law & Order: SVU Season 25?’ ‘Will Law & Order: SVU Season 25 come in August 2023?’ ‘ Will Law & Order: SVU Season 25 come in 2023 at all?’
The spinoff of Law & Order follows the Manhattan Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department as they investigate sex crimes and put away criminals under commanding officer Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). The series renewal was inevitable considering the fact that Law & Order: SVU is one of the most popular dramas on television (via The Hollywood Reporter). Season 25 prints an accolade for the show as being the longest-running American primetime drama in history, having outlasted even the initial run of the mother series.
In short, it’s time to mark your calendars and hold onto your seats because SVU is gearing up to deliver an electrifying television experience that will leave you begging for more! So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about the series’ current status, release date, plot, and other crucial details since the renewal was announced, then look no further! We at Web News Observer have compiled all of the latest information right here for you. Continue reading to find all of your answers about NBC’s Law & Order: SVU Season 25.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Is Not Coming In September 2023
We have unfortunate news for the viewers who have been twiddling their thumbs in avid anticipation for a string of updates on Season 25. Ever since its renewal in the month of April 2023, the writers went on strike on 2nd May itself, which did not give them a wide writing window for Law & Order: SVU Season 25. The month of July arrived, and the actors of SAG AFTRA also joined hands with WGA(writers union), resulting in a situation of double strike. This means neither the scripts for the new Season are complete nor the filming due to the absence of the actors. Topping that off is the regular status quo of the series pattern, which goes into a hiatus after a seasonal release. This hiatus lasts between September and May after every season release. Amalgamate the two reasons, and you don’t get a new season in 2023 at all.
Previously, following the lead of its competitor websites like CBS, NBC had released its fall release schedule amidst the writer’s strike to provide consolation to its viewers. Then, the actors behind the SAG AFTRA joined in on the strike, and all hell broke loose. The network had to rearrange its fall schedule, and as of now, it has pushed back Law & Order: SVU Season 25 to midseason(2024 first quarter). However, it is important to realize that until the strike situation dissipates, this schedule is subject to alteration by NBC. However, you will find consolation in knowing that if any updates are underway, we will be the first ones to inform you, so keep a close eye on this space. Either way, stay tuned to this space because we will update you with all the necessary information regarding the upcoming season. The series was ordered for a 22-episode season by the official network, but this is subject to change due to time paucity (owing to the current double strike) or production budgetary cost cuts.
Speaking on some major series renewals this season, Dick Wolf stated:
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC.”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.”
So, as of August, Law & Order: SVU Season 25 is not coming to NBC in September 2023. As per some calculations and prior patterns, we can make a somewhat accurate assumption about the Season release to provide solace to the impatient viewers. Our prediction lies around the mid-2024 release. Until we get any official confirmation, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew will take going forward!
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Current Production Status
Ever since its renewal in the month of April 2023, the writers went on strike on 2nd May itself, which did not give them a wide writing window for Law & Order: SVU Season 25. The month of July arrived, and the actors of SAG AFTRA also joined hands with WGA(writers union), resulting in a situation of double strike. This means neither the scripts for the new Season are complete nor the filming due to the absence of the actors. Topping that off is the regular status quo of the series pattern, which goes into a hiatus after a seasonal release. This hiatus lasts between September and May after every season release. Amalgamate the two reasons, and you don’t get a new season in 2023 at all.
So, with regard to the current production status of Season 25, filming has been put on an indefinite hiatus owing to the strike situation, which is nowhere near resolved. Until the negotiations are underway, production for Law & Order: SVU Season 25 will remain on hiatus.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25 Cast: Who Will Reprise Their Roles?
Since no formal announcements have been made on any new additions to the cast this season, here is a list of cast members for Law & Order: SVU Season 25 who we predict will return to the screen:
- 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 Diminick “Sonny” Carisi
- Jr.Octavio Pisano as Junior Detective Joe Velasco
Molly Burnett, who played Junior Detective Grace Muncy, has been reported to leave the show, Deadline confirms. The abrupt departure of Molly came as a surprise, especially given Kelli Giddish’s controversial Law & Order: SVU exit. Her character, Amanda Rollins, was a long-time member of the squad, and following her midseason farewell, we hoped that no other beloved member would leave the squad. However, the news that Burnett would not be returning to the show is another blow to Law & Order SVU viewers.
Lisa Katz, the president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal and Streaming, said in a statement,
“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. A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
We resonate the same feeling towards those who leave our beloved shows.
Law & Order: SVU Season 15 Plot: What Can We Expect In The New Season?
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 series will probably pick up where the Law & Order: SVU Season 24 finale, “All Pain Is One Malady,” left off. In the quest for a revenge-for-hire crime ring, the globally sporadic case is taken on by the combined forces of Benson and Stabler. 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.
Here is an episode guide of Law & Order: SVU Season 24 to understand the plot better:
September 22, 2022
Benson and Stabler assist in the case of a young girl’s shooting and realize it’s more than a typical homicide.
S24.E2 ∙ The One You Feed
September 29, 2022
A group of teens terrorizing tourists has the SVU squad working overtime; McGrath teams them up with the Bronx gang unit to track down a crucial lead.
S24.E3 ∙ Mirror Effect
October 6, 2022
Benson tries to help a pop star in a volatile relationship; Rollins struggles with taking the stress of work home with her; Fin teaches a rookie a lesson in respecting fellow officers.
S24.E4 ∙ The Steps We Cannot Take
October 13, 2022
A home invasion and kidnapping led the SVU to a shocking discovery. Muncy tries to fit in with the squad.
S24.E5 ∙ Breakwater
October 27, 2022
A young man asks the SVU for help when he suspects his boss is preying on his sister; Velasco tries to convince a reluctant witness to testify in court.
S24.E6 ∙ Controlled Burn
November 3, 2022
A workaholic is raped after joining her boss at a shady elite party.
S24.E7 ∙ Dead Ball
November 10, 2022
When the case against a popular sports star falls through, Benson digs into the suspect’s past to uncover additional victims; Velasco is disappointed when he meets one of his heroes.
S24.E8 ∙ A Better Person
November 17, 2022
The SVU hunts for a violent suspect who killed a detective’s child; Rollins ponders a potential opportunity.
S24.E9 ∙ And a Trauma in a Pear Tree
December 8, 2022
Carisi and Rollins work together on an important arraignment. Benson tries to make Noah’s Christmas wish come true when a case falls in her lap.
S24.E10 ∙ Jumped In
January 5, 2023
When Benson becomes the target of a ruthless gang leader, Capt. Duarte takes the case; Fin works with the Bronx SVU to help clear its case backlog; Lt. Dixon offers to translate when a deaf student is raped.
S24.E11 ∙ Soldier Up
January 12, 2023
While Benson tries to help the gang member who attacked her, Duarte reveals a shocking piece of evidence in the case. Fin is tasked with hiring new detectives for the Bronx SVU.
S24.E12 ∙ Blood Out
January 26, 2023
As Benson and Carisi put a vengeful crime boss on trial, Fin tries to help a woman who was drugged and left for dead; Velasco takes drastic action to get information from a witness.
S24.E13 ∙ Intersection
February 2, 2023
A car accident leads the detectives on a search for an ambulance driver assaulting his charges; Fin gives Detective Bruno a tour of Manhattan SVU.
S24.E14 ∙ Dutch Tears
February 16, 2023
A recently released convict goes looking for his arresting officer, Fin Tutuola; Carisi tries to get an arrest warrant without a positive suspect ID.
S24.E15 ∙ King of the Moon
February 23, 2023
A man with dementia confesses to murder, but Benson and Carisi believe there’s more to the case; when rumors swirl around the squad room, Fin presses Velasco for the truth.
S24.E16 ∙ The Presence of Absence
March 23, 2023
An internet dating site becomes the source of terror for a young widow; Muncy struggles with Velasco’s absence.
S24.E17 ∙ Lime Chaser
March 30, 2023
The search for a suspect who drugs women’s drinks in crowded bars leads the SVU to Muncy’s brother; Churlish makes a risky move to impress Benson.
S24.E18 ∙ Bubble Wrap
April 6, 2023
A construction tycoon interferes with an SVU investigation into her family. Carisi struggles to get an indictment when the complainant backs down.
S24.E19 ∙ Bend the Law
April 27, 2023
Carisi must tread carefully when Maxwell’s husband becomes a person of interest in an SVU investigation. Benson sends Velasco to take an old friend into custody.
S24.E20 ∙ Debatable
May 4, 2023
Benson tries to help a student after she’s assaulted on a field trip. Fin suspects a witness in the case may not be telling the whole truth.
S24.E21 ∙ Bad Things
May 11, 2023
Benson and Carisi are baffled when a series of assaults have the same M.O. but different DNA at each crime scene. Muncy believes Elias Olsen has struck again and is determined to prove it.
S24.E22 ∙ All Pain Is One Malady
May 18, 2023
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 rape victim assaulted a second time. Jet’s plan to hack the dark web backfires and puts the team in danger.
With crime dramas, especially successful ones such as Law & Order: SVU, there are endless possible cases as the crime trajectory keeps evolving throughout the years. In that sense, we can expect Law & Order: SVU Season 25 to exuberate a more modern approach to crime, such as cyber crimes, intellectual property crimes, AI-based crimes, etc. The odds are inexhaustive.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25: Where To Watch
As of writing this piece, there has been no formal announcement on the release of Season 25, so it is not broadcast yet. In the meantime, you can sit through a 24-episode rerun of Law & Order: SVU Season 1-24, and here is where you can watch it:
- NBC’s official website and app for free based on the user’s location
- Hulu Plus
- Sky TV in the UK
- Amazon Instant Video
Law & Order: SVU Season 25: Official Trailer
Since there is no announcement regarding the exact release dates for Law & Order: SVU Season 25, we don’t have an official trailer for the same in our possession. However, we will update you on the trailers and teasers once they are out since they are usually released 1 to 2 months before the series airs.
Meanwhile, check out the promo for Law & Order: SVU Season 24×22 finale:
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