'Law & Order: SVU' Season 24: Release date, spoilers and all about NBC crime thriller

Based out of the NYPD's 16th precinct in Manhattan, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit digs into the dark side of the New York underworld as their detectives investigate sexual crimes


                            'Law & Order: SVU' Season 24: Release date, spoilers and all about NBC crime thriller
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Manhattan's widely popular Special Victims' Unit digs deep into the city's various sexual crimes. "In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories," reads the opening narration by Steven Zirnkilton.

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Release date

The latest season promises more high-octane action and will be a two-hour premiere when it releases this fall, on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Where to watch

Catch the new episodes on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 8 pm ET only on NBC. The two-hour premiere will be immediately followed on the network by the Season 2 premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime at 10 pm ET.

Spoilers

The official synopsis reads: "The series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit". 

Cast

Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson

Olivia Benson (IMDb)

Mariska (pronounces Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Mariska majored in theater at UCLA. Her first motion picture feature was the cult favorite, Ghoulies (1984), where she gave a memorable performance as Donna. 

Ice-T as Sergeant Odafin Tutuola

Seargent Odafin Tutuola (IMDb)

Christopher Meloni as Detective Eliott Stabler

Christopher Meloni (IMDb)

Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his sexually arresting portrayal of a sociopathic killer in the gripping prison drama Oz (1997) on cable TV.

The rest of the cast includes Kelli Giddish as Amanda Rollins, Peter Scanavino as ADA Sonny Carisi, Jamie Gray Hyder as Officer Katriona "Kat" Azar Tamin and Demore Barnes as Deputy Chief Christian Garland.

Director/writer

The director of this popular crime show is Dick Wolf, with and Ted Kotcheff, Peter Jankowski, Michael Smith, Julie Martin, Jonathan Starch, Arthur W Forney and Mariska Hargitay as the Executive producers. The showrunners are Robert Palm, David J Burke, Neil Baer, Warren Leight, Rick Eid and Michael S Chernuchin.

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