NBC Has Renewed Law And Order: Organized Crime For Season 2
Law And Order: Organized Crime, the crime-drama television series premiered on April 1, 2021, and is a spin-off from the long-running series Law and Order and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU). It is the seventh series in the Law and Order franchise and stars Christopher Meloni as Eliott Stabler, a role he first played in SVU.
With just a couple of episodes released, NBC is already impressed with the performance of the series enough to give it a go-ahead order for a second season. TVLine first reported the renewal of the series Law and Order: Organized Crime for a second season.
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There are currently five released episodes for the series, with the sixth and seventh “I Got This Rat” and “Everybody’s Takes a Beating Sometime” airing on May 20 and May 27 respectively.
In a call with reporters weeks before the renewal, the franchise creator Dick Wolf announced that Season 2 would likely contain three story arcs that will run for a total of 24 episodes.
“The first third of the season is The Godfather. The second third is American Gangster. And the last third is Scarface,” Wolf said. “And these villains are going to be really bad guys that give [Stabler] a constant source of energy, outrage, belief in justice, and a different way of pursuing criminals than we’ve had before.”
Wolf also addressed the possibility of more crossovers between several of the Law and Order shows, which will allow for more interaction between Stabler and Mariska Hargitay’s Captain Olivia Benson.
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“We’re going to do it whenever it gives both shows a different way to shine,” Wolf said, also explaining that he’d likely use as a template the way that his Chicago Fire/P.D./Med shows have handled similar episodes. “And, obviously, there is a portion of the audience that says, ‘Geez, this is frustrating. Why don’t you just put them both on the same show again?’ It’s not exciting. This, to me, is much more engaging.”
Law and Order: Organized Crime opened to an audience of more than 7 million and still averages more than 4 million for each of its episodes.