Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight won’t be again for the procedural’s upcoming twenty fourth season. The EP broke the information late Tuesday on social media.
“The ultimate day of capturing is all the time bittersweet,” he wrote on Twitter. “Right now was somewhat greater than that. As a few of you could have already discovered, I’m stepping down on the finish of #SVU23. The final two years of present operating throughout a pandemic have been arduous, and I’ve determined to take a break.”
Leight was showrunner on SVU from Seasons 13 to 17. He returned in Season 21 and helped usher in a milestone; that was the season SVU grew to become the longest-running live-action collection in TV historical past.
“No less than as soon as every week this yr a brick got here via the window,” Leight added in his prolonged Twitter assertion. “This individual quarantined, that location misplaced, one other present fell behind and our visitor star was not obtainable. Every time casting, digicam, design, wardrobe, areas, h/mu, props, drivers got here up with a save. And after they didn’t, our modifying room, led by the indefatigable genius, Arthur Forney did. By some means the obstacles pulled us all nearer collectively. The episodes stayed on observe and appeared to get stronger the longer the season went on.”
Regulation & Order: SVU will air its Season 23 finale on Thursday, Could 19.