Jeffrey Donovan
Jeffrey Donovan as Frank Cosgrove in Regulation & Order. Pic credit score: NBC

The upcoming Law & Order crossover event would be the most difficult story within the present’s historical past.

So says Regulation & Order showrunner Rick Eid as the primary trailer for the upcoming crossover that begins on September 22 was revealed. 

The transient spot showcases how the three exhibits will come collectively, starting with the Regulation & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 premiere, then the Regulation & Order: Particular Victims Unit Season 24 premiere, earlier than concluding with the Regulation & Order Season 22 premiere. 

Whereas introducing a brand new detective, the story additionally exhibits some nice interplay of characters who usually don’t get collectively for this story.

Eid has now touched on how difficult it’s to deal with the logistics and why this can be a one-time-only occasion this season.

Nevertheless, this problem simply makes for a greater storyline to kick off this season in a wild manner. 

What’s the Regulation & Order crossover about?

Crossovers in Dick Wolf Leisure exhibits are nothing new. The One Chicago series usually cross over, from characters on completely different exhibits making huge appearances to crossovers of all three exhibits collectively. 

Final yr, the FBI shows started with a crossover as effectively. Nevertheless, speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Rick Eid (who wrote the episode) says that is completely different. 

“In contrast to most crossovers that we see on community tv which can be handoffs — one present fingers it off to the subsequent present, after which the subsequent present fingers it off to the subsequent present — this one is far more built-in, the place all of the characters are in each hour in an built-in, seamless manner.”

The synopsis for the episode touches on the way it gathers the groups collectively as one homicide results in an even bigger case involving a world crime ring. 

“A lady is shot, and Cosgrove groups with Shaw to trace down her killer; Benson and Stabler help and notice it’s greater than a typical murder; McCoy and Worth search justice towards a world crime ring.”

The episode will introduce Jalen Shawn (Mehcad Brooks), who turns into Cosgrove’s new companion, as the primary trailer exhibits a number of the motion. 

What is going on on the crossover?

The storyline begins on the Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 premiere at a particular time. Then Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 24 at its common time, adopted by the Law & Order Season 22 premiere at one other particular time. 

The primary trailer launched by NBC showcases the assorted characters interacting. It exhibits motion from Rollins (Kelli Giddish) being shot at, Brooks tackling a working suspect, and Stabler kicking down a door.

It ends with Benson comforting a sufferer, saying, “I’m going that can assist you.” It concludes with the cops becoming a member of collectively raiding a home. 

The trailer has the tagline, “there’s energy in squad numbers.”

Eid had added to TV Insider how “it’s like an All-Star sport,” and the case goes from merely human trafficking to stopping a excessive casualty assault in New York.

He added, “there’s an emotional incident involving the organized crime workforce.”

Eid continued speaking to Leisure Weekly concerning the logistics of balancing every present with their giant casts and making certain they labored collectively effectively. 

When requested if he would do one other occasion like this, he laughed, “for the love of God, no.”

After pausing, although, he admitted, “I believe we’re all the time going to be attempting to do issues which can be a bit of out of the field that elevate our profile and produce extra eyeballs to our exhibits. So you already know, having stated that, as I’m speaking, it feels like the reply is sure.”

Whereas followers are excited to see this epic occasion, the problem of placing all of it collectively is what makes it a Regulation & Order second to recollect. 

The Regulation & Order crossover begins with Regulation & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 premiere at 8/7c September 22 on NBC.

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