Christopher Meloni Will Return To 'Law & Order: SVU' For Season 22 Premiere

Law & Order: SVU fans, it's the moment many of us have been waiting for — Chris Meloni will be returning to his role of Elliot Stabler in the season 22 premiere of Law & Order!!!!

On the latest episode of *The Law & Order: SVU Podcast,* showrunner Warren Leight revealed that Meloni will be back on their screens soon!

“It’s pretty clear that Elliot will be in the SVU season opener,” Leight revealed.

"I think that much I know. Whether we get to see his family as well remains to be seen.”

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He continued: "We had heard distant thunder about Chris Meloni coming back in the fall and we were going to lay a little groundwork for that. We were going to see [wife] Kathy Stabler come back very upset. Her son had been rolled by a team of ne'er-do-wells and may have been drugged, and we were going to revisit [Benson’s half-brother] Simon's seeming overdose and we were going to get to know the stresses on the Stablers -- what had happened to the Stabler family after Elliot both left SVU and apparently left them."

Of course, Season 21 has to come to an early end due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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"We were just going to lay some groundwork down in anticipation of Elliot's return of course in his own series. We had the sense that the first episode of next year for SVU was going to bring Elliot back, so we were going to foreshadow that and explain a little more what happened to Simon," Leight explained.

It was announced in March that Meloni would be reprising his role of Elliot Stabler for a new *Law & Order: SVU* spin-off series.


We can't wait to see this premiere and the new show!

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