Law and Order: Organized Crime It is the latest epidemic hit.
Deadline understands that production has been paused on the NBC series due to positive Covid testing in Area A, which usually includes talent on screen.
The network required those in close contact to self-isolate as required by state and county guidelines. It is not clear when production will resume but the April 1st premiere is not expected to be affected.
The positive results were revealed as part of NBC’s normal security protocol and immediate contact tracing has begun as outlined in guidelines set by the state and county and in the NBCU Production Playbook.
In the series, Christopher Meloni reprises his role as Elliott Stapler, who returns to the NYPD to fight organized crime after losing a devastating character. Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is breaking up the most powerful criminal gangs in town one by one.
The crossover begins with Law & Order: SVU at 9 pm, followed by organized crime at 10 pm, and Melony Stabler’s reunion with Mariska Hargitay now represents Captain Benson after they played the championship together in the first 12 seasons of SVU from 1999-2011. Stabler abruptly retired from The Force, off-camera, at the season 13 premiere.
Law & Order: Organized Crime was created by Dick Wolf, who will produce with Eileen Chaiken, Terry Miller, Fred Berner, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Yankowski. The series is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of the Universal Studio Group.