'Law and Order: Organized Crime' Creator Explains Why Season 2 Will Be Totally Different

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'Law and Order: Organized Crime' Creator Explains Why Season 2 Will Be Totally Different


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When Law and Order fans first heard Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) was coming out of retirement to fight crime on the streets of New York City again, many said it was a long time coming. After all, it had been nearly a decade since his abrupt exit from Law and Order: SVU.

Now, viewers are looking ahead at what’s to come for Elliot’s new team on the NBC spinoff drama series. Who knows, with season 2 of Law and Order: Organized Crime already confirmed, there might just be more sightings of his former partner Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) in the future.

Here's the full scoop on Law and Order: Organized Crime season 2:

When will season 2 of Law and Order: Organized Crime premiere?

Photo credit: Robert Kamau - Getty Images
Photo credit: Robert Kamau - Getty Images

Law and Order: Organized Crime season 2 will start on Thursday, September 23 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Right before that, Law and Order: SVU season 23 will kick off at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Organized Crime is set to return with 24 new episodes.

Who will be in the cast of Law and Order: Organized Crime season 2?

Law and Order: Organized Crime has announced its cast for season 2:

  • Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler

  • Danielle Moné Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bel

  • Tamara Taylor as Professor Angela Wheatley

  • Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers

  • Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley

In early August, Deadline reported that This Is Us star Ron Cephas Jones and The Big Ugly actor Vinnie Jones are set for recurring roles opposite of Christopher in season 2. Per the report, Ron will play Congressman Leon Kilbride, "a born politician who fosters connections and always plays his cards right." Meanwhile, Vinnie will portray Albi Briscu, "an Eastern European gangster who is the last remaining member of the organization from the old country."

What will season 2 of Law and Order: Organized Crime be about?

While there are no confirmed details about the plot for season 2 of Law and Order: Organized Crime, we do know that the 24 new episodes will be broken up into three eight-episode arcs, according to creator Dick Wolf.

Speaking with TVLine, Dick shared that season 2 will feature three different antagonists.

“The first third of the season is The Godfather. The second third is American Gangster. And the last third is Scarface,” he said to the outlet. “And these villains are going to be really bad guys that give [Detective Elliot Stabler] a constant source of energy, outrage, belief in justice and a different way of pursuing criminals than we’ve had before.”

How can I watch and stream Law and Order: Organized Crime?

When season 2 of Law and Order: Organized Crime airs in the fall, you can watch new episodes on NBC. If you don’t have a TV, you can head over to the NBC site on your laptop or the NBC app on mobile devices. Just remember to have your TV provider login on hand ready to enter.

Rather watch on your own time? Totally doable. Like the first season, Hulu will have new episodes of Law and Order: Organized Crime available to stream the next day. In the meantime, you can catch up on any episodes you might have missed. In addition, you can watch season 1 on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and Vudu.

Finally, if you don’t have cable, you can watch on NBC via streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV and Sling TV. You can try all of these out with a free seven-day trial before signing up for a subscription.

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