TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.
As of the end of Season 17, Olivia Benson and Sonny Carisi are the only squad room members to have not been shot in the line of duty.
Capt. Donald Cragen:
My wife was on an Orlando turnaround as a flight attendant, and I was home, scrubbing algae off the tiles around the swimming pool that we never used, the one that got me into hot water with Internal Affairs, because 'what's a cop doing with an ...
The series is ostensibly based on the NYPD's Special Victims Division, but the SVD wasn't established until 2003, four years after the series premiered.
From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk.
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