Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU and More Dick Wolf Shows Inch Closer to Return as Writers Start Work Again

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The forged of ‘Legislation and Order: SVU’.Picture: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Followers of Dick Wolf franchises are nearing nearer to new episodes because of the writers’ strike coming to an finish.

Showrunners and writers are returning this week to a number of of his tv exhibits, together with Legislation & Order: SVU and Chicago’s franchise of Fireplace, Med, and P.D. on NBC, in line with The Hollywood Reporter.

FBI: Most Needed and Worldwide, which air on CBS, may also have their writing groups returning. 

Nevertheless, one in every of Wolf’s creations, the Legislation & Order spinoff, Organized Crime, won’t be among the many first to come back again on NBC because the sequence reportedly searches for a brand new showrunner to fill the position.

Chicago Fireplace.

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The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike started on Might 2, and lasted greater than 140 days because the union representing leisure writers working throughout movie, tv, information and on-line media picketed all throughout the nation in demand of higher pay in addition to stipulations over different key factors, together with staffing commitments and period of employment.

On the morning of Sept. 27, the labor union voted to finish the writers’ strike, changing into efficient at 12:01 a.m. PT.

The brand new deal was struck with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) — which represents Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Common, Paramount and Sony — after the 2 teams met face-to-face final week.

Throughout the work stoppage, which additionally coincided with the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, most of Hollywood was shut down, with late-night exhibits instantly going off the air after the WGA strike started and lots of different film and TV productions coming to a halt with no new materials to shoot. 

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FBI Crossover.Bennett Raglin/CBS

Stars throughout the Hollywood neighborhood had been becoming a member of in on the WGA strike, together with Legislation & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, who confirmed her assist for the writers in June whereas picketing outdoors Paramount International’s New York Metropolis workplace.

“I’m so honored to face right here in solidarity with the writers, sporting my WGA captain hat,” she mentioned, per Selection.

Hargitay, who performs Captain Olivia Benson on the sequence, continued: “I’ve been your captain for 25 years on SVU and I couldn’t have accomplished it with out the writers. Each phrase out of my mouth for 25 years. So I stand right here and say, let’s get this accomplished.”

Ice-T, recognized for his portrayal of Fin Tutuola on the sequence, additionally shared his assist through social media in July.

“Shout out to all of the SVU followers.. Usually we’d be again in manufacturing, filming the brand new season.. Sadly we’re nonetheless on maintain as a result of Writter’s [sic] strike,” he shared on X, previously often called Twitter. “Hopefully we’ll be again sooner VS later.. I’ll hold you posted.”

Previous to the strike, NBC had renewed six of Wolf’s sequence.

Legislation & Order, Legislation & Order: SVU, Legislation & Order: Organized Crime, Chicago Med, Chicago Fireplace and Chicago P.D. have been among the many packages set for an additional season, in line with an April announcement. 

“I am happy to proceed my four-decade relationship with Common Tv and NBC,” mentioned Wolf in a press release obtained by PEOPLE on the time.

He additionally thanked the “loyal followers who’ve saved our NBC exhibits on the air for what might be a cumulative 84 seasons.”

Legislation & Order, Legislation & Order: SVU, Legislation & Order: Organized Crime, Chicago Med, Chicago Fireplace and Chicago P.D. can all be streamed on Peacock.

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