It’s some of the fans most awaited reunion. For the upcoming spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime — Christopher Meloni takes up his role as Detective Elliot Stabler and meets former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Co-star Mariska Hargitay.
The actor appeared on the episode of The Talk on Wednesday, where he dished on Hargitay making a cameo on the spinoff.
“Oh yeah!” confirms Meloni when asked if Hargitay’s Olivia Benson would be on the show. “How much? I don’t know, because I hear she has her own day job. I think whatever we can slice away, whatever the writers come up with. I think we will both be looking forward to playing with each other in each other’s sandbox.”
Law & Order: Organized Crime will see Elliot return to the New York Police Department as the city and law enforcement are in the midst of drastic changes, prompting Stabler to alter his old ways and adjust to the criminal justice system as he leads a new elite task force that takes on the most influential crime syndicates in the world.
When asked by Sheryl Underwood if Elliot is a “changed man,” Meloni says, “Yeah, absolutely. I mean, you have to.”
“There are a lot of unanswered questions about how he left, why the silence vis-à-vis Olivia Benson,” he continues. “I think, in real terms, society, and what we are dealing with in society, has changed dramatically. So, I think you have to address that. And, I think the person Elliot was, I think we all evolve. I think all those things are going to be put into play.”