After thirteen years of an electrifying Stabler/Benson dynamic, Law & Order: SVU is entering its new season with a completely different formula. Now that Christopher Meloni has left the show, Mariska Hargitay will be breaking in a new partner in the form of Danny Pino. Pino will play Detective Nick Amaro, a newcomer to Special Victims Unit with whom veteran Olivia Benson (Hargitay) clashes…although this antagonism is likely rooted in her grief over the loss of her longtime partner and friend, Elliot Stabler (Meloni). Also new to the series is Kelli Giddish, portraying new-to-the-force cop Amanda Rollins. Returning to the cast will be Assistant District Attorney characters Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) and Casey Novak (Diane Neal), to finally settle the score on the age-old fan argument of who is the better ADA. Go Team Cabot.
This featurette highlights the cast’s thoughts on the upcoming season and their respective characters. In addition to the above actors, cast members Ice T, and (briefly) Richard Belzer share their feelings about Season 13 and its new additions.