Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (frequently condensed to Law and Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American wrongdoing dramatization TV arrangement made by Dick Wolf for NBC. It stars Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the lead analyst of the Special Victims Unit situated in a fictionalized variant of the New York City Police Department.Christopher Meloni played the other lead investigator, Elliot Stabler, until withdrawing from the arrangement after 12 seasons.Law and Order: Special Victims Unit pursues the style of the first Law and Order in that scenes are frequently “tore from the features” or inexactly dependent on genuine wrongdoings that have gotten media consideration.
The show debuted on September 20, 1999 as the subsequent arrangement in Wolf’s effective Law and Order establishment. Since August 2016, it wound up one of the three longest-running real life arrangement on TV; the other two are Law and Order and Gunsmoke.As of May 16, 2019, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has broadcast 458 unique scenes, outperforming the scene tally of the first Law and Order arrangement. It was selected for and won various honors, including the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series given to Mariska Hargitay; the main Emmy to be gotten by an ordinary on any Law and Order arrangement. On March 29, 2019, NBC recharged the arrangement for a record-breaking twenty-first season, which is set to debut on September 26, 2019.