This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's Law & Order brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department, the elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is now entering its twelfth season.
The drama follows Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, and his partner, Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), whose difficult past - a product of rape - is the reason she joined the unit.
Captain Donald Cragen, (Dann Florek, reprising the role he played on the first three seasons of Law & Order 1990-1993), oversees the unit with his tough but supportive approach to the team's complex cases, guiding the squad through the challenges they face every day.
Detective John Munch, (Richard Belzer, Homicide: Life on the Street), a transfer from Baltimore's homicide unit, brings his acerbic wit, conspiracy theories and street-honed investigative skills to the team.
And his partner, Detective Odafin Fin Tutuola (Ice-T), adds his unique sense of humour and investigative experience, making him a formidable match for Munch.
Forensic psychiatrist, George Huang (BD Wong), whose insight into the minds of the accused often provides significant clues that lead to the resolution of a case, and Medical Examiner Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie) lend their skills to uncover forensic evidence.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Wolf, is creator and executive producer; Neal Baer, Ted Kotcheff and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.