Ice T shares news about future of 'Law & Order: SVU'
The 'Law & Order' franchise breaks a record with 'Special Victims Unit'
"In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit..."
Every fan of police procedural shows knows that line. It has been on televisions screens around the world for 19 years, and now that the NBC network has renewed the series, it will be hitting the two-decade mark, reported LA Times on the 10th of May 2018.
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is about to become one of only three shows to run for 20 consecutive seasons: the original "Law & Order," and the legendary"Gunsmoke."
One of the reasons for the shows continued popularity is the cast, headed by Mariska Hargitay. Another of the show's longest running participants is rapper and actor Ice T.
FYI: SVU has OFFICIALLY been picked up for Season #20 Run and tell that! pic.twitter.com/EuiKPTi96n— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 10, 2018
The actor joined the cast in the second season and has made the show his home ever since. He plays the cool and compassionate Detective Tutuola, and he posted the news of the show's continuation on Twiter, extolling fans to "tell everyone!"
The new milestone is now clearly reaching season 21, and making Television history. The cast and the producers have expressed their hope that the show will go on, and on.
The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" series has been instrumental in raising awareness of sex crimes, and many other sensitive issues. It has also alerted people to the reality of dangerous predators hunting for victims on social media.