Unfortunately, we have bittersweet news for the series fans the future of Law & Order: Organize Crime is currently in limbo. The network has yet to announce whether Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 is on the cards. However, the show has remained the signature series of the network. Thus we expect that the show could return with a potential third season. But it seems like fans have to wait a little longer. Keep reading to know more.
Created by Ilene Chaiken, Dick Wolf, and Matt Olmstead, the series revolves around Elliot Stabler, a former Manhattan Special Victims Unit detective. He returns to New York after retiring from the police department. He later joins a task force to find out who murdered his wife and later permanently joins Organized Crime Control Bureau. Now he’s an undercover agent trying to unearth the mob mystery connected with bent cops.
Will It Ever Happen?
Unfortunately, not! The series is currently on air, and its ratings are yet to reveal. Generally, the network evaluates the series’s ratings on its running period, and based on it, the network renews the series. But the second season of Law & Order: Organized Crime was renewed before the first season could wrap up airing on June 3, 2021. The network hasn’t revealed the reason behind this delay. But it seems like the series is focusing on the viewership rating.
Apart from this, the series has received a drop in rating. As per Nielsen aggregates, the second season lost 45% overnight figures, which is quite shocking. Further, the second season failed to gain a new audience. Even on Rotten Tomatoes, it received almost 45%. Thus drop in rating could be the main reason behind this delay. However, the network hasn’t canceled the show yet, so we can hope that the network will soon renew Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3: Who Could Be In The Cast?
No doubt, the series’ main protagonist Christopher Meloni will return as Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler. He will return with Danielle Mone Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bell and Tamara Taylor as Prof. Angela “Angie” Wheatley. Apart from them, Ainsley Seiger as Detective 3rd Grade Jet Slootmaekers will return with Dylan McDermott as Richard Wheatley and Nona Parker-Johnson as Detective 3rd Grade Carmen “Nova” Riley. Further, there’s a chance that the show could return with new faces too.
What Will Happen Next?
As of now, Stabler is undercover. He’s working on a mission to find a mole and bent cop’s connection with the mob. In Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 19, titled “Dead Presidents,” will deal with another mob drama. After millions are stolen from Webb’s employees, he asks Donnelly and Stabler to catch the thief and retrieve the amount. The employee also demands to punish the culprit. But the task force sees this as an opportunity to take down Webb and the Brotherhood. But they will end on dangerous territory.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3: Release Date!
As of now, NBC has yet to announce the future of the series. However, if the series gets early renewal, we can expect Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 to return sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. But till then, you can stream Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 Episode 19 on NBC on April 28, 2022, at 10 pm EST. Stay tuned.