Roommates, y’all ready? According to multiple sources, the upcoming season of the long-running and highly popular TV series “Law & Order: SVU” will have an episode tackling the murder of George Floyd and police brutality—there is also said to be an additional episode focusing on the current coronavirus pandemic.
NBC’s legendary crime drama “Law & Order: SVU” is set to tackle one of its most timely subjects yet, as it has just been announced that the murder of George Floyd will take centerstage as a plot point of one of the upcoming episodes of the new season. The episode will also highlight the protests, riots and anti-cop demonstrations currently engulfing America’s streets.
“Law & Order: SVU” executive producer Warren Leight laid out his plans for the episode on The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5” podcast. He told the hosts of the show that indeed George Floyd’s death “has to come up and it will.” There was also mention of plans for an episode dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic.
He continued, adding:
“There are ways, we will find our way in to tell the story. Presumably our cops will still be trying to do the right thing but it’s going to be harder for them and they’re going to understand why it’s hard for them.”
Leight also confirmed that he has plans to switch up the writer’s for the show in an effort “to bring in new voices, fresh voices, different voices.” As of right now, there are no details as to when the new episodes will begin airing.
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