Law And Order - Organized Crime season 3: Everything you need to know

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Photo credit: Bobby Bank - Getty Images

Law and Order fan favourite Christopher Meloni is back as Detective Stabler for more detective work in the latest franchise spin-off, Law and Order: Organized Crime.

In 2021 alone there have been two seasons of the new show, with Stabler reuniting with old friends including Mariska Hargitay's Captain Olivia Benson to take down some of the city's biggest mobsters.

But was it a case of one last hurrah? Or will 2022 bring even more dangerous and daring cases onto Stabler's desk?

Here's everything you need to know about the new series…

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

Law and Order - Organized Crime season 3 release date: When will new episodes drop?

Unfortunately, as of December 20, 2021, there has been no news about the show's future.

Season two of Law and Order: Organized Crime only had its finale on December 9 though, so there's plenty of time for us to hear the news.

However, the show suffered quite a steep ratings drop during the debut of their second outing, losing 45% overnight figures according to Nielsen aggregates (via Variety).

Rotten Tomatoes has also graded it a meagre 45%.

So while there's currently no news on whether the show will return, fans better keep their fingers crossed as it isn't looking great.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

Law and Order - Organized Crime season 3 cast: Who will be in the series?

Christopher Meloni leads the cast as Stabler, and the show would simply not be the same without the longtime Law and Order character there to anchor the series.

Joining him on the team are main characters Danielle Moné Truitt who plays Stabler’s partner and squad supervisor Sergeant Ayanna Bell, and Ainsley Seiger, who plays Detective 3rd Grade Jet Slootmaekers.

Dylan McDermott plays his sparring partner, mobster Richard Wheatley, and after the events of the season two finale, it's likely he'll be back as well.

Tamara Taylor and Christina Marie Karis complete the Wheatley family and they'll most likely be back too.

After melting hearts with their on-screen reunion, there's no way another season will pass without Stabler recruiting his old pal Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for her help.

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Photo credit: NBC Universal

Law and Order - Organized Crime season 3 plot: What's going to happen?

While Law and Order is typically a police procedural, Organized Crime differs in that it has a singular story playing out across the much-shorter series run.

If the show was to return, it will likely again be eight or nine episodes like its predecessors.

The season two finale, 'The Christmas Episode', saw Elliot in over his head as his son Eli is framed for murder.

After spending time undercover with the mob, Elliot discovers the truth about who was behind the attempted framing and visits old enemy, Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott), in prison to get answers.

Photo credit: @chris_meloni - Twitter
Photo credit: @chris_meloni - Twitter

In the meantime, Angela Wheatley (Tamara Taylor) hides their daughter Dana (Christina Marie Karis) as she is the only one with the codes to his cyber currency scheme, with which she's supposed to pay the hitman who targeted Eli.

In the final scenes, things go from bad to worse for Stabler as Richard is released from prison, and likely not too happy about the person that put him there.

Law and Order - Organized Crime season 3 trailer: When can I see it?

Unfortunately, with no series confirmation, there's also no trailer just yet.

But check back in and we promise we'll post it here as soon as we know more.

Law and Order - Organized Crime is available on NBC in the US, plus SkyGo and NOW in the UK.

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