Detective Stabler is making a comeback!
Christopher Meloni’s character from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Detective Elliot Stabler, is coming back to your television screens.
Meloni’s beloved character is not coming back to Law and Order: Special Victims Unit but is the main character in a new series by the show’s producer, Dick Wolf on NBC. The new series is a spinoff from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit where Meloni’s character, Detective Stabler leads a New York based organized crime unit.
Fans of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit were excited about the news. Many believe that the new show leaves potential for a crossover with Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and a Stabler and Olivia Benson reunion - Benson is played by Mariska Hargitay. Stabler has been absent from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit for over nine seasons after Meloni’s departure in 2011, after the twelfth season.
Deadline Hollywood broke the news Tuesday, March 31, 2020 on Twitter and fans took to the comments to share their thoughts:
There is no expected timeline for when the new untitled series starring Meloni as Detective Stabler will begin filming or air on TV.