From Dick Wolf, the legal drama stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raul Esparza. The series’ 400th episode, which is directed by Hargitay, debuts tonight, February 8th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
In the interview, Eid revealed the 400th episode is “emblematic of the show”:
We knew Mariska was going to direct it so I think we tried to write something that she could really sink her teeth into and get excited about and passionate about. We wanted to give Mariska something that we thought was complicated and highlighted her strengths as an actor, as a director and ultimately, something that was hopefully emblematic of the show itself, a worthy representation of number 400 that symbolizes all the show can do, has done and hopefully will do in the future.”
And will there be more Law & Order: SVU? Eid says he’s “cautiously optimistic” there will be more seasons:
I’d like to think we have a season 19, a season 20 and a season 21, but that’s [the network’s] decision. There’s a lot that goes into those decisions. But I think we’re cautiously optimistic there will be more episodes of Law & Order: SVU.”
But what about a spin-off?
I can’t really get into any of that. There’s always talks. There’s been nothing official.”
What do you think? Do you watch Law & Order: SVU? How many more seasons do you want?