‘Law &Order: Special Victims Unit’ Adds a New Squad Member for Season 16

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Law &Order: Special Victims Unit’ Adds a New Squad Member for Season 16

The long time NBC procedural, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” is gearing up for its sixteenth season with brand-new cases to solve and addition to the Special Victims Unit team. Read on to learn more about this story.

According to TV Line, the longtime running show will be adding another member to its roster as it welcomes actor Peter Scanavino into their fold.


Scanavino is best known for his work in the films “Happythankyoumoreplease” (2010) and “Zenith” (2010). He has also made appearances on  hit television shows such as “The Blacklist” (2014), “Person of Interest” (2014) and “The Leftovers” (2014).

Scanavino will be portraying Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi Jr., a detective who has just been assigned to the Manhattan Special Victims Unit. Prior to that, he worked in the Special Victims Units in  other boroughs. He is in luck, however, as Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) takes him under her wing.  The new character will be introduced in the first episode of Season 16.

Moreover, the new season will find Olivia trying to juggle her work as a detective and being a good mother to her foster son, Noah. However, things are not always that simple, especially when she learns that the undercover work of a colleague, Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino), may put her new son in danger, as he deals with some people who may have been involved with Noah’s biological mother.

CarterMatt reported that this storyline will be the first major arc to greet fans and viewers of the longtime running show.

Furthermore, it is mentioned that the new detective’s appearance is largely due to the absence of Detective Amaro, who will be going undercover.

NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” follows the unit’s detectives, as they try to solve cases which involve sexual crimes. The longtime running drama had its debut in 1999 and continues to solve cases all the way to the present.

And that’s it for the scoop on the newest member of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and some details on the show’s upcoming season. For more news and updates on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch the sixteenth season of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.

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