Law and Order
Law & Order: Organized Crime

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Format Crime Drama
Police procedural
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40-45 minutes
Created by Dick Wolf
Ilene Chaiken
Matt Olmstead
Developed by Warren Leight
Julie Martin
Starring See Below
Narrated By Steven Zirnkilton
Opening Theme by Mike Post
Country of origin United States
Language English
Original channel NBC
Original run 1 April 2021
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
List of episodes Law & Order:
Organized Crime episodes
IMDB profile Law & Order: OC summary
related shows Law & Order franchise
"In the nation's largest city, the vicious and violent members of the underworld are hunted by the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau. These are their stories."

Law & Order: Organized Crime is an American police procedural television series, created by Dick Wolf, Ilene Chaiken and Matt Olmstead that premiered on NBC on April 1, 2021.

As of November 11, 2021, the series has aired 16 episodes.

On May 14, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 23, 2021.

This series differs from other shows in the franchise in several notable ways. Unlike the other shows, storyline arcs generally span eight episodes each rather than wrap up in one or two episodes. The first story arc spanned the entire eight episode season and the second season will be divided into three arcs across twenty-four episodes. The storylines featured are also not "ripped from the headlines" but instead ones that are similar to those of gangster, mafia and crime movies of the 1970s and 80s, most notably The Godfather and Taxi Driver. It is also the only series in the franchise to feature criminals as main characters, excluding Law & Order True Crime, which was based on true events.


Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he has been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Throughout the series, we will follow Stabler's journey to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city's most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.


For a list of episodes, see Law & Order: Organized Crime episodes.


Image Actor Character Seasons
ElliotStabler.jpg Christopher Meloni New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) Organized Crime Control Bureau (O.C.C.B.) Senior Police Detective Elliot Stabler Seasons 1-present
AyannaBel.jpg Danielle Moné Truitt New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) Organized Crime Control Bureau (O.C.C.B.) Sergeant Ayanna Bell Seasons 1-present
JetSlootmaekers.jpg Ainsley Seiger New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) Organized Crime Control Bureau (O.C.C.B.) Detective/Technology Expert Jet Slootmaekers Seasons 1-present

Previous Cast and Characters[]

Image Actor Character Seasons
AngelaWheatley.jpg Tamara Taylor Angela Wheatley Seasons 1-2
RichardWheatley.jpg Dylan McDermott Richard Wheatley Season 1-2

Crossover Guest Cast[]

Image Actor Character Seasons
Mariskahargitayseason21.jpeg Mariska Hargitay New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) Manhattan Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.) Captain Olivia Benson (Recurring Seasons 1-2)
Peterscanavinoseason21.jpeg Peter Scanavino New York City, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Sex Crimes Bureau Assistant District Attorney (A.D.A.) Dominick Carisi, Jr. (Guest Season 1)
Demorebarnesseason22.jpeg Demore Barnes New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) 16th Precinct, Manhattan Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.), Deputy Chief Christian Garland (Guest Season 1)
Icetseason21.jpeg Ice-T New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) 16th Precinct, Manhattan Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.), Police Sergeant Odafin "Fin" Tutuola (Guest Season 2)
Barba icon.png Raúl Esparza Defense attorney (Guest Season 2)

Recurring Guest Stars[]

For a list of recurring characters, see OC recurring characters.


On March 31, 2020, NBC announced that it had ordered a 13-episode series in which Christopher Meloni would reprise his role as Elliot Stabler. The series will center around an organized crime task force headed by Stabler. On June 2, 2020, the title of Organized Crime was announced and two weeks later, it was revealed that it would be a part of NBC's fall 2020 schedule set to air on Thursday, 10/9c. However, the series was later delayed until midseason. It is set to premiere sometime in 2021. Production for Organized Crime began on January 25, 2021. On January 27, Dylan McDermott joined the cast. On February 2, 2021, it was announced that Tamara Taylor joined the cast. On February 16, 2021, it was announced that Danielle Moné Truitt joined the cast. On February 19, 2021, it was announced that Ainsley Seiger had joined the main cast and that Jaylin Fletcher, Charlotte Sullivan, Nick Creegan, and Ben Chase would join the recurring cast.

Law & Order: Organized Crime is a Wolf Entertainment production in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead are creators and executive producers. Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. In October, it was announced that Olmstead had stepped down as showrunner, and he was later replaced by Ilene Chaiken in December 2020.