Joining the esteemed ranks of Dick Wolf’s expansive universe of crime and drama in April 2021, Law and Order: Organized Crime swiftly established itself as yet another gripping addition alongside its flagship show and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Initially conceived as a concise series, focusing on a continuous storyline rather than the customary episodic format, this vision evolved in subsequent seasons.
The exciting news arrived in July 2023, when Organized Crime received the green light for a fourth season. This instalment will see the introduction of David Graziano as the new showrunner, while Dick Wolf continues to serve as executive producer, alongside a talented team including Ilene Chaiken, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski, Fred Berner, Terry Miller, and Christopher Meloni.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 Latest Update
The anticipation for the fourth season’s premiere was met with apprehension due to the onset of strikes led by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). These strikes necessitated a serious consideration of their demands, resulting in an indefinite postponement of all production schedules.
A glimmer of hope emerged at the end of September with the official announcement of the end of the writers’ strike. Yet, despite this positive development, it’s important to note that a new episode of Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 will not be arriving anytime soon.
Variety reported that the fourth season, initially slated for a midseason return, was now rescheduled, a shift attributed to the transition in showrunners from Ilene Chaiken to Barry O’Brien. The revised plan was for the fourth season to unveil new episodes on Thursday nights. However, the strikes disrupted this timeline, prompting NBC to air reruns and competitive shows instead.
While fans hold out hope for a long-awaited premiere, it’s crucial to acknowledge that the actors’ strike remains ongoing. The resolution of this strike is a key factor in determining when the new season will eventually grace screens.
With these uncertainties in mind, predicting the exact premiere date of Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 remains challenging. If the actors’ strike reaches a resolution by the close of 2023, it’s plausible to expect the fourth season to adhere to the midseason schedule of 2024.