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Christopher Meloni Returning To Law & Order As Elliot Stabler In New Series

by : Emma Rosemurgey on : 01 Apr 2020 09:53
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Christopher Meloni is coming back to Law & Order, reprising his role as Detective Elliot Stabler in a new series.

Meloni is returning as the new lead of a Dick Wolf series, taking to his own Facebook to confirm the news, writing, ‘He’s back…’

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The new series, which will focus on Stabler leading a New York Police Department organised crime unit, will be 13 episodes long, meaning there’s plenty of time for drama to unfold.

Christopher Meloni Returning To Law And Order As Elliot Stabler In New SeriesNBC

Meloni starred alongside Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) on SVU from season one until season 12, which aired in 2011, and fans will no doubt be hoping for some kind of Stabler-Benson reunion in the new series.

Following his final episode on SVU, Meloni went on to undertake a number of different roles in HBO’s True Blood, Fox’s Surviving Jack, Man of Steel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Happy! and several more.

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SVU currently has 21 different seasons, and after Meloni left in 2012 the show wrote that his character had retired from the force, while Benson went on to head up the entire division.

Christopher Meloni Returning To Law And Order As Elliot Stabler In New SeriesNBC

As the show has just been renewed for three more seasons, it will be interesting to see what prompts Stabler into coming back to fight crime.

Stabler’s return is said to be in early development, according to reports in Deadline, with Wolf, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski executive producing. The publication hinted that Chicago P.D.’s Matt Olmstead could be being drafted in to write and showrun.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

Topics: Film and TV, NBC

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    Christopher Meloni As ‘SVU’ Character Elliot Stabler To Headline New Dick Wolf Drama Series For NBC