The new seasons of Law & Order, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiere tonight on NBC. This will mark a historic crossover, bringing all three of the brand’s casts together for a special night on television. At the Law & Order Season Premiere red carpet, I discussed the event with Ice-T, Hugh Dancy, Danielle Moné Truitt, Octavio Pisano, Sam Waterston, Ainsley Seiger, and Camryn Manheim.
What was your personal favorite part of filming the crossover event and what are you most excited for fans to see?
Hugh Dancy: My favorite part of it was probably spending the day on the SVU set with Mariska because it felt like a day out — like at school when you get a little day out, you know? They let you out and you have your little lunch box. Mariska is wonderful, famously delightful so that was a great day. Also, seeing the work that the writers put into creating this huge — I know we’re calling it an event because it is an event, I suppose, but really it’s just a lot of work by a lot of people to make this thing that much bigger than usual.
Getting to see all of the different characters interact is always so much fun. Do you have a favorite interaction or dynamic that you can tease?
Dancy: Me and Mariska, let’s say that. No, I don’t know. I think it’s seeing all the crossovers, I mean, to use the word that’s, I guess, been used for years on this. But to see it’s not just a regular crossover in the sense that it’s not me popping up on SVU or whatever it might be. It’s that all of these characters are woven together for the full three hours and I think that’s gonna be something new for fans of the show.