Christopher Meloni Will Return For “Law & Order: SVU” Spinoff

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay in "Law & Order: SVU"

Fans will finally get what they want, Elliot Stabler will be returning to Law & Order: SVU…well sort of.

Christopher Meloni will reprise his role as Elliot Stabler in a new NBC series that hails from Dick Wolf, the mastermind behind the Law & Order franchise.

The series has been given a 13-episode order and it will follow Stabler as he heads the organized crime division of the NYPD.

Meloni left SVU in the show’s 12th season back in 2011 and it was written into Season 13 that Stabler had retired from the police force. Meloni was part of TV’s most popular duo with Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson, for more than a decade. The role earned him a nomination for an Emmy in 2006 for lead actor in a drama series.

Since leaving the series, Meloni has been busing starring in Oz, Happy!, Surviving Jack, and Underground. He also appeared in episodes of Pose, True Blood, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the Harley Quinn animated series.

Here’s to hoping there’s a Benson Stabler reunion!