|Law & Order: Organized Crime|
|Picture Format||480i (SDTV),|
|Running Time||40-45 minutes|
|Created by||Dick Wolf|
|Developed by||Warren Leight|
|Narrated By||Steven Zirnkilton|
|Opening Theme||by Mike Post|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original run||1 April 2021|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||29|
(As of present)
|List of episodes||Law & Order: |
Organized Crime episodes
|IMDB profile||Law & Order: OC|
|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."
As of May 12, 2022, the series has aired 29 episodes.
On May 10, 2022, the series was renewed for a third season.
This series differs from other shows in the franchise in several notable ways. Unlike the other shows, storyline arcs generally span several 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. Finally, the show doesn't make use of the scene card transitions used by the other shows.
It is the eighth US series in the Law & Order franchise and is the seventh US series in the franchise to air.
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.
Current Cast and Characters
Number of episodes
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Nona Parker Johnson||New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) Organized Crime Control Bureau (O.C.C.B.) Detective Carmen Riley||Seasons 2-present|
Previous Cast and Characters
Number of episodes
|Tamara Taylor||Angela Wheatley||Seasons 1-2|
|Dylan McDermott||Richard Wheatley||Seasons 1-2|
Crossover Guest Cast
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Raúl Esparza||Defense attorney Rafael Barba||(Guest Season 2)|
|Dann Florek||Former Police Captain
Donald "Don" Cragen
|(Recurring Season 2)|
|Octavio Pisano||New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) 16th Precinct, Manhattan Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.), Junior Police Detective Joe Velasco||(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.