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Detective Olivia Benson and her entire squad are back on duty!

Detective Olivia Benson and her entire squad are back on duty!Matt Doyle / Contributor / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images
(L-R) Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Dick Wolf, Kelli Giddish, Ice-T, and Philip Winchester of NBC's Law & Order: SVU pose for a portrait.

Law & Order: SVU begins filming

After the coronavirus pandemic halted production on Law & Order: SVU in March, the stars of the hit legal drama returned to set to resume filming.

That’s right folks, TV’s longest-running primetime live-action series started production on its 22nd season in New York. Star/EP Mariska Hargitay posted behind-the-scene photos on Instagram to commemorate the occasion.

According to a press release, the upcoming season of SVU also is expected to address police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the nationwide protests it ignited and will not address a major cliffhanger from the season 21 finale - at least, not right away.

"A lot has happened since we shut down, in New York, and in our country," showrunner Warren Leight previously wrote on Twitter. "First few eps will see our squad grappling with many of the losses and changes and challenges we're all going through at this moment." He's also shared that George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests against racism and police brutality will come up in Season 22.

Since its debut, the show has become a staple on primetime television and has received a myriad of awards as well, including multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

Law & Order: SVU returns for its 22nd season Thursday, November 12, 9/8c, NBC.


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