Following its renewal for a highly anticipated 25th season on April 10, 2023, fans were eagerly anticipating the new installment to grace their screens by the year’s end. However, an unexpected obstacle arose in May. The strikes led by both the writers and actors disrupted production schedules for all broadcast television shows, forcing networks to resort to featuring competition shows or airing reruns. This understandably raised major concerns among fans.
Thankfully, after a five-month-long hiatus, on September 27, 2023, the WGA union officially announced the end of their strike. This news was met with immense excitement, as it signified that a mutually agreeable resolution had been achieved between the concerned parties. Naturally, the burning question on everyone’s minds now is when the writers’ room will reconvene and when the cameras will start rolling.
For those who may be unfamiliar, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an integral part of Dick Wolf’s illustrious Law & Order franchise. It has earned the distinction of being the longest-running primetime U.S. live-action series in the history of television. Drawing inspiration from the original Law & Order, the spin-off maintains a thematic focus on episodes loosely based on real crimes that have garnered substantial media attention.
Law & Order: SVU Season 25: When will the writers resume the work?
The writers’ strike, which commenced in May 2023, initially led many to anticipate a swift resolution, perhaps within a week or two. However, fast forward five months to September, and the strike persisted until a fortuitous turn of events led to a fair deal being brokered, officially bringing an end to the WGA’s strike. As a result, the writers are now poised to dive back into their work with renewed vigour.
According to reports from Deadline, the writers are set to promptly resume their tasks. With the writers’ room slated to reopen in the coming week, they’ll be immersing themselves in crafting the new scripts. This eagerness is not limited to just the fervent fans of the show; the crew members and the entire NBC team are equally enthusiastic about kickstarting the production process.
Nevertheless, it’s important to note that the conclusion of the writers’ strike doesn’t necessarily ensure an early premiere for Law & Order: SVU Season 25. The SAG-AFTRA strike, involving the actors, is still ongoing. Thus, while the writers may complete the scripts, cameras won’t start rolling until the actors’ strike also comes to an end, which, optimistically, could happen in the coming weeks.
If the SAG-AFTRA strike concludes in 2023, viewers can potentially anticipate the premiere of Law & Order: SVU Season 25 in the first quarter of 2024. (Fingers crossed!)