The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit showrunners are promising some particular give attention to Olivia Benson in Season 24.
After already teasing developments in a relationship between Benson and Elliot Stabler, showrunner David Graziano and head author Julie Martin share how Benson will face her trauma all through her life and find out how to deal with the long run.
In addition they shared perception on how a brand new detective joins the SVU crew and what comes after the massive Legislation & Order crossover that begins the season.
There’s additionally how Benson will cope with the departure of considered one of her key detectives.
These add to the problems of Benson together with her former companion Stabler and getting ready for different darkish instances.
With just a few weeks till the Season 24 premiere, this guarantees extra enjoyable for the drama as Benson appears to be in a wringer for the 12 months.
What’s approaching Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit Season 24?
The Season 24 premiere would be the center a part of the planned three-part crossover with the opposite Legislation & Order collection.
Showrunner David Graziano and head author Julie Martin had acknowledged this crossover could be a separate story. Thus, in essence, the second episode is the true Season 24 premiere for the collection.
Speaking to The Wrap, the pair gave perception into how this episode has a strong case with Benson clashing with one other cop.
“‘The One You Feed’ begins our season off with a bang. There’s a case that comes up, a grisly, excessive profile case, a subway assault of a vacationer household. And there’s a gang behind it. So it brings Benson into battle with a rival captain on the gang unit, and he thinks it’s a gang case from his estimation, and he doesn’t know something about intercourse crimes, doesn’t care to view it as a intercourse crime. However for Benson, after all, the component of the crime that takes most prominence is the truth that it’s a intercourse crime. So it permits Mariska to go toe-to-toe with a really formidable actor by the identify of Maurice Compte. They’re simply nice collectively.”
The episode may also introduce Detective Grace Muncie, performed by Molly Burnett of Queen of the South. Thus far, the half is recurring, however there’s the likelihood that Muncie will be a part of the SVU crew.
“There are some nice scenes between her and Mariska. And you then see her extra in Episode 3, and Benson actually takes her underneath her wing.”
In accordance with Martin, Season 24 will give attention to how a lot Benson has been by means of over time and the way it weighs on her.
“What we’re making an attempt to discover this 12 months is Benson has been by means of numerous trauma over the 23 years. It’s time to essentially discover that trauma, do a deep dive into that and work out find out how to transfer by means of it and find out how to get previous it moderately than simply stay within the trauma. In order that informs numerous the storytelling. Clearly all SVU instances contain a degree of trauma. However she’s it another way, getting therapeutic for survivors, getting justice for survivors, was paramount, and we hope so as to add an extra component of therapeutic from trauma and a long run approach to numerous these instances by means of Benson’s experiences.”
This focus provides to different turns coming for Benson in Season 24.
How does Benson deal with Rollins leaving?
One situation followers don’t have to fret about is the concept of Benson delivering her badge.
Final season, as she recovered from a automobile crash, Benson had briefly contemplated retiring from the drive. However Graziano assures followers she’s not contemplating that anymore.
“She’s shifting into a brand new section of her profession. She’s absorbed numerous trauma, not simply her personal simply, however [from] different folks. What should or not it’s prefer to go to work each day and see the darkest components of humanity [evident] in entrance of you and need to confront that?”
Whereas the always-hanging question of Benson and Stabler having a potential romance was approached, the pair identified how every character has points that would stop it.
Martin associated that Stabler remains to be mourning his spouse, and Benson has her personal troubles, so “possibly dashing right into a relationship proper now isn’t the perfect factor for both of them.”
The pair additionally touched on how Benson may deal with the approaching departure of Amanda Rollins. Whereas particulars are tight on how Kelli Giddish leaves the series in Episode 9, her final exhibits will give attention to the developed friendship of Rollins and Benson.
Martin acknowledged that “I imply, it’s gone, clearly from their beginnings after they weren’t, and now they’re the perfect of buddies. They’ve grown a lot nearer over time, and we’re discovering extra methods to discover that relationship and find out how to take their relationship deeper and have them discuss what one another’s going by means of, and that’s been nice to jot down.”
As Season 24 is about to start, Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit followers can prepare for a deep examination of Olivia Benson and her issues for a dramatic 12 months.
Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit Season 24 premieres Thursday, September 22 at 9/8c on NBC.