Mariska Hargitay Joining New Law & Order: Los Angeles – Mariska Hargitay recently announced that she would be switching from her first stint on “Law and Order,” over to “Law and Order: Los Angeles.” She confirmed the news by saying that she started to work with the crew just the other day, and said that the cast of the new show is incredible.
Her costar, Christopher Meloni has not yet announced whether or not he will be cross over, but has said on several occasions that he would like to. It is not currently clear whether they will become series regulars, or will just be filling in a guest role during their time on the show. Hargitay said that her storyline was actually inspired by her own work in victims advocacy.
“We are doing the show about the backlog of untested rape kits” she said.
It will be interesting to see how their pasts from “SVU” wave their way into the new “Law and Order: Los Angeles” storyline. Hargitay said that she was working to eliminate the backlog of rape test kits that sit on the shelf in a police facility after they have been used. She went on to say that the issue is a large one that is not really covered by the media or known by the general public. It is good to see that the writers are helping her promote her organization through her role on the show.