- "In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention. Created by Dick Wolf, the series premiered on NBC on September 20, 1999, as the second series in Wolf's successful Law & Order franchise.
Main Cast and CharactersEdit
- Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson
- Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins
- Ice-T as Sergeant Odalfin "Fin" Tutuola
- Peter Scanavino as ADA Dominic Carisi Jr.
- Jamie Gray Hyder as Detective Katriona Tamin
Previous Cast and CharactersEdit
- Michelle Hurd as Detective Monique Jeffries
- Adam Beach as Detective Chester Lake
- Diane Neal as ADA Casey Novak
- Michaela McManus ADA Kim Greylek
- Stephanie March as ADA Alexandra Cabot
- Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
- B.D. Wong as FBI Special Agent George Huang
- Tamara Tunie as Doctor Melinda Warner
- Richard Belzer as Sergeant John Munch
- Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
- Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro
- Raúl Esparza as ADA Rafael Barba
- Philip Winschster as ADA Peter Stone