As we are currently in the middle of season 19 of Law And Order: SVU, fans can’t help but wonder how long the series will continue. Despite running for such a long time, the series still has a dedicated viewer base. Recently, executive producer Michael Chernuchin revealed that we might be getting at least 21 seasons.
Chernuchin’s latest comments came during his recent interview with EW. He said, “I am writing toward more. I’m hoping that we break the record and go 21 seasons. I honestly don’t see why we can’t. I think we’re the most relevant show on television right now. We’ve been doing it for 19 years and we’re still relevant more than ever.”
While Chernuchin’s comment is directed towards 20 seasons, there is no reason for not getting more than 21 seasons. Although the current season featured an episode with less than 5 million viewers for the first time for the show, it recovered the figures next episode.
During the course of the interview, Chernuchin also pointed out why Law And Order remains to be relevant to the audiences. He pointed out that the show does a pretty good job to connect current situations around the world. For instance, while we will have to wait to see its take on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, works related to the scandal were already in the works prior to the revelations.
Law & Order recently returned for the second half of the season 19 following midseason break and premiers Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET. on NBC.