A show that has been running for over two decades now has been renewed for Season 25. While the release date is unknown, and things remain uncertain amongst negotiations for the Writer’s Guild Association Strikes, we can expect this season to be as good as the previous ones.
The show received its official confirmation via the Instagram post on April 10, 2023. Three shows were simultaneously renewed, namely Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Law and Order: Organised Crime. The post shared some behind-the-scene photographs with the caption, “Besties, we have news!! #LawAndOrder, #SVU and #OrganizedCrime have been renewed for the 2023-2024 season.” With so many updates around, let us get more insights about the show’s cast and more.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25: Who all will not return in the new season?
Screenrant confirms that no new additions have been made to the cast. They say, “As such, audiences can expect a familiar returning cast led by Mariska Hargitay, who has starred as Olivia Benson since the show began in 1999, and Ice-T, who recently told The Tonight Show, “I’m gonna stay on until the wheels fall off.”
Other cast members expected to reappear are Peter Scanavino as Dominik Carisi, Octavio Pisano as Joe Velasco, Kevin Kane as Terry Bruno, Jasmine Batchelor as Tonie Churlish, and Demore Barnes as Christian Barland.” We will continue to watch Dominik Carisi on the show, and there can be more screen presence of Amanda Rollins.
However, the toughest part remains is bidding adieu to a few cast members after season 24’s finale. With the crossover with Law and Order: Organized Crime coming to an end, we would also see Molly Brunett, who plays the role of Detective Grace Muncy, leave the team for another task force.
While this was unclear, after the finale, things got much clearer. Screenrant did an exclusive where it mentioned, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has lost cast member Molly Burnett as of this week’s season 24 finale. Burnett has been a major recurring presence on this season as Detective Muncy, who recently transferred to Olivia Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) team after a stint on the Bronx Gangs Unit.
She made her first appearance on episode 2 of season 24 back in 2022 before going on to appear in 21 episodes.” This departure was unforeseen after Keli Giddish’s untimely exit as Amanda Rollins for reasons unknown. The character was a long-time member of the show and, following the exit mid-season shows that Law & Order: SVU is in experimentation mode.
With an 8.1/10 IMDb rating, 78% Rotten Tomatoes Score, and 92% Google critic reviews, the show is about the special victims unit of the law and order system of New York.
The official synopsis reads, “Special detectives with the New York City Police Department investigate crimes of a sexual nature while preventing the darkness of the cases from taking over their lives.” Written by Dick Wolf, Speed Weed, Julie Martin, and Neal Baer, amongst many others, this police procedural drama is an NBC exclusive that is set to return in 2024. While no confirmation remains on the same, one can expect fewer crossovers and a more classical approach for the following season.