Law & Order: SVU Photo Teases Elliot Stabler's Return

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Ever since it was revealed that Christopher Meloni would be returning to the Law & Order universe, fans have been clamoring for Elliot Stabler to crack a new case with Olivia Benson. 

Meloni is currently set to reprise his role on Law & Order: SVU Season 22, before leading a new spinoff. 

Meloni took to Instagram just a few days ago to show him on the set with his former scene partner Mariska Hargitay, confirming that work is underway on his big comeback. 

A Tense Scene - Law & Order: SVU

"We're getting closer," Meloni captioned the photo. 

Have a look at the photo below to see what we mean. 

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay Reunite - Law & Order: SVU

The good news is that Meloni is wearing Stabler's suit and tie look, which is very exciting. 

NBC commented that they are "the MOST [fire] duo," and it sure seems like the fans agreed, if we're going by their reactions. 

While plot details on Law & Order: Organized Crimes were initially scarce, NBC did drop some details late last year. 

Irreplaceable Character - Law & Order: SVU

The logline goes like this:

The drama features Christopher Meloni reprising his beloved "Law & Order: SVU" role as Elliot Stabler, who returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss.

However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he's been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning.  

Throughout the series, we will follow Stabler's journey to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city's most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.

Role Play/Tall - Law & Order: SVU Season 22 Episode 5

Sounds intriguing, right?

The series was initially set to launch in the fall, but it was postponed due to a showrunner change at the eleventh hour. 

It's expected to launch later this year, but at least fans will have a special episode of SVU to bring the character back into the universe before the launch. 

The good news about this new show is that it could lead to some two-show crossovers, giving fans a lot of Olivia and Elliot. 

A Missing College Student/Tall - Law & Order: SVU Season 22 Episode 3

What are your thoughts on this latest look at the reunion we're all waiting for?

Hit the comments below. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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