Christopher Meloni is opening up about returning to the Law & Order franchise in a new spinoff series called Organized Crime.
Speaking to SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, the 59-year-old actor says that he still has yet to see a script for the show.
“We’re in the middle of a pandemic production. You know, everything is just insane,” he said. “You get new edicts out of New York City and New York state, and for good reason. And then you get new rules and regulations coming out of Universal, and then from the unions. You have to service a lot of masters right now, just to make sure everybody is safe, right? What’s the new norm for shooting?”
Chris added, “that is the long way of saying the writers are breaking rocks, trying to figure out the arc of the story, who the characters are and how they interact, and I have yet to see a script.”
However, Chris is looking forward to stepping back in Stabler’s shoes and shared how Elliot has changed since his abrupt departure.
“I think it was his sense of injustice that just brought out the worst aspects of him. I think age, a mellowing, maybe not in his passions but in how he went about doing his job. I think he has evolved, I think he’s in a good place now with his family, I think he’s at a much better place with himself vis-à-vis the world,” he shared.
Just recently, Chris reunited with his former co-star Mariska Hargitay and shared the selfie to prove it, which L&O fans loved.
“She has some digs out in the country there, so I was out there visiting and doing other stuff and I thought, ‘Why not just drop by for a spot of tea?’” Chris says. “So that’s what we did. We broke bread, we had some laughs.”
He added, “We just pick up where we left off — just breaking each other’s chops and having our own language and reminiscing. It’s a good friend … and it’s a nice place to be with her.”
Recently, it was reported that the Law & Order franchise will address police brutality in the upcoming season.
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