NBC has announced that they will be reuniting two of the most popular members of the NYPD in TV history with a crossover event. Law & Order: Organized Crime, which brings back Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, will premiere with a 2-hour crossover event alongside the long-running SVU. The two-hour television event is set for Thursday, April 1st. Law & Order: SVU (9 PM) and Law & Order: Organized Crime (10 PM) will finally bring back together Olivia Benson and Stabler, played by Mariska Hargitay and Meloni, respectively.
Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. In Law & Order: Organized Crime, Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is taking apart the city's most powerful criminal syndicates one by one. However, before Stabler can get to his new show, he'll be stopping by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit first for a reunion that fans have been waiting years for. In addition to Meloni, the cast includes Dylan McDermott and Tamara Taylor.
It is unclear how Elliot Stabler will factor into season 22 of SVU, though fans don't really care at the moment. Back in January, Christopher Meloni shared an image of himself and Mariska Hargitay from the set and fans went crazy. Even the official NBC Instagram account commented on the photo saying, "the MOST [fire] duo." As of this writing, the post has nearly 150,000 likes. Fans all agree and are looking forward to seeing how Stabler and Benson get along after all of these years, along with what it means for Law & Order: Organized Crime.
It is also unclear of Olivia Benson will show up in the world of Law & Order: Organized Crime. Both Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni have evaded questions when asked, but anything is possible at the moment. The creative team may be going out of their way to separate itself from the world of SVU by leaving Elliot Stabler alone in the new show, away from past relationships. Thankfully, fans aren't going to have to wait too much longer to see Stabler and Benson back together again, even if it's only for a moment to get the new show up and running.
As for Elliot Stabler's mind set in Law & Order: Organized Crime, it sounds like he may be back to his hothead ways. Christopher Meloni's Stabler has been known to deal with grief in violent ways and that aspect of his personality may be in full swing, even though that has yet to be confirmed. Law & Order: Organized Crime was created by Dick Wolf, who will executive produce along with Ilene Chaiken, Terry Miller, Fred Berner, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. The premiere news was first announced by the official Law & Order SVU Twitter account.