|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
|Created by:||Dick Wolf|
|Starring:|| Mariska Hargitay|
|Produced by:|| Wolf Films|
|Related shows:|| Chicago Fire|
- "In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."
Created and produced by Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on 20 September, 1999 as the first spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama Law & Order.
The Special Victims Unit is located in the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department and focuses on victims of sexual crimes, such as rape and domestic abuse, as well as cases involving children and the elderly.
As with the original Law & Order, episodes are often loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention or as the franchise calls it "ripped from the headlines".
Cast and Characters
|Mariska Hargitay||Lieutenant Olivia Benson||Seasons|
|Danny Pino||Detective Nick Amaro||Seasons|
|Kelli Giddish||Detective Amanda Rollins||Seasons|
|Ice-T||Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola||Seasons|
|Peter Scanavino||Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr.||Seasons|
|Raúl Esparza||Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba||Seasons|
Crossover Guest Stars
|Jason Beghe||Sergeant Hank Voight||16.07|
|Jon Seda||Detective Antonio Dawson||17.14|
|Sophia Bush||Detective Erin Lindsay||15.15|
|Jesse Lee Soffer||Detective Jay Halstead||16.07|
|Marina Squerciati||Officer Kim Burgess||16.20|
|Brian Geraghty||Officer Sean Roman||16.20|
List of Crossover Episodes
|Image||Episode #||Title||Original Airdate|
|15.15||Comic Perversion||February 26, 2014|
|16.07||Chicago Crossover||November 12, 2014|
|16.20||Daydream Believer||April 29, 2015|
|17.14||Nationwide Manhunt||February 10, 2016|