Dylan McDermott Boards 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'

Law & Order: Organized Crime Dylan McDermott
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The next Law & Order spinoff is adding to its squad.

Dylan McDermott will star opposite Christopher Meloni in Law & Order: Organized Crime. The two-time Emmy nominee will make his Law & Order franchise debut in the series, which doesn't yet have a premiere date.

Details of McDermott's character are being kept quiet for the time being.

Organized Crime will see Meloni reprising the character of Elliot Stabler, whom he played for the first 12 seasons of Law & Order: SVU before departing the show. In the new series, Stabler returns to the NYPD after a devastating personal loss and joins a new, elite task force designed to take down New York's most powerful criminal syndicates.

The series was announced in March 2020 with a straight to series order and was initially slate to join NBC's "fall" lineup. Its debut was pushed back after a showrunner change that saw Matt Olmstead (NBC's Chicago franchise) step down. Ilene Chaiken (Empire, The L Word) took over as showrunner in December.

McDermott is coming off Ryan Murphy's Hollywood at Netflix, where he earned an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a limited series. His recent credits also include Murphy's American Horror Story and The Politician, Fox comedy LA to Vegas and feature film King Richard, opposite Will Smith. He is repped by Industry Entertainment, CAA & Imprint PR.

Law & Order: Organized Crime was created by L&O maestro Dick Wolf, who executive produces with Chaiken, Terry Miller, Fred Berner, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. Wolf Entertainment and Univeral Television produce the series.