First Look at the 'Law & Order: SVU' Cast Filming Season 22 (PHOTOS)

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Dick Wolf's TV shows are getting back to work.

Law & Order: SVU is filming its 22nd season in New York City. And thanks to showrunner Warren Leight, we have a look at the stars — Mariska Hargitay (Captain Olivia Benson), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins), Ice T (Sergeant Odafin "Fin" Tutuola), and newest series regular Jamie Gray Hyder (who plays Officer Kat Azar Tamin and was promoted last season) — working on the premiere.

Hargitay, also an executive producer, celebrated the return to set earlier in the month by sharing some photos on Instagram. "It's all happening. Back in hair chair with @cassihurdhair," she captioned the post from September 14. "First day of shooting Season 22!! Making history. So grateful to be back at work." She used hashtags reminding people to wear masks (due to the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down production on Season 21 early in March).

 

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It’s all happening. Back in hair chair with @cassihurdhair . First day of shooting season 22!! 😮Making history. So grateful to be back at work. #SVU22 ###WearAMask #safety1st #We’reNotMessingAround #DailyTesting #GetInLine #Grateful #BeyondGrateful #Let’sDoThis #NewYorkStrong #NewYorkTough #newyork #HappyFirstDay

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Hyder also shared her excitement about returning to set that first day on her Instagram Stories (screenshots below).

Jame Gray Hyder Law Order SVU Season 22 Set Filming

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Jamie Gray Hyder Law Order SVU Season 22 Set Filming

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Previously, Hargitay posted a look at the first virtual table read on September 11, with a glimpse at the premiere's script and title ("Remember Me in Quarantine"). "It's official," she wrote alongside the photos. "The bands[sic] back together!"

 

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It’s official! The bands back together! We had our first read thru today. #zoom Remember me in quarantine.#SVU22 We start shooting Monday. 2️⃣2️⃣

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"A lot has happened since we shut down, in New York, and in our country," Leight previously wrote on Twitter. "First few eps will see our squad grappling with many of the losses and changes and challenges we're all going through at this moment." He's also shared that George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests against racism and police brutality will come up in Season 22.

Leight posted a handful of glimpses at the actors, writers, and producers meeting over Zoom leading up to the start of filming.

 

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Day 2 of Prep. Our first costume meeting of the season! It’s like we never stopped, except instead of all being together in our conference room, we’re scattered across city and state lines, housed in our socially distant boxes. Can’t praise everyone enough for adapting to the new normal. #svu #svu22

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Day Four of Prep: We're all in, writers, actors and producers, it takes a video village. Also I ❤️ @icet zoom background. @nbcsvu #svu #svu22

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Law & Order: SVU returns for its 22nd season in November, with spinoff Organized Crime, starring Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, set to debut in 2021. Meloni was originally intended to appear in the Season 22 premiere of SVU, but as Leight said, "These days all plans are subject to change ... For now, we won't reintroduce Stabler until the night of his Organized Crime premiere."

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Law & Order: SVU, Season 22 Premiere, Thursday, November 12, 9/8c, NBC