Law & Order: SVU is borrowing from current events once again. Deadline reports the NBC series will air an episode based on the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The long-running crime drama stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raul Esparza.
The upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU will explore the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, but it will stray from reality a bit. Instead of being set in the entertainment industry, the episode will take place in the airline industry.
The episode is set to air on NBC in 2018.
From executive producer Michael Chernuchin:
It’s a real important episode about the rape culture in an industry, and we wanted to try stretch the law to criminalize that sort of environment.”
What do you think? Do you watch Law & Order: SVU? Are you enjoying 19 so far?