NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04: Mariska Hargitay is seen on the set of the 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' TV Series on August 04, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TV - Movies
Law & Order: SVU
May Tackle The
Real-Life Case
We're All Sick Of
Over its long history, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has pulled many of its stories from real-life headlines. With the 24th season on the horizon, you can expect to see some of the biggest scandals and cases of the last several months adapted on your screen, and it looks like the biggest celebrity story of the summer will be alluded to in an upcoming episode.
According to ET Canada, "Law & Order: SVU" will adapt the infamous Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial from earlier this summer. New set photos taken in New York City show Olivia Benson escorting a woman out of a courtroom who is presumed to be a celebrity. They are surrounded by a mob of people holding up signs that read "I believe Austin."
While there is no confirmation that this is inspired by the recent Depp and Heard defamation case, it would be shocking if "Law & Order: SVU" didn’t adapt it, especially since it heavily dealt with allegations of spousal abuse and sexual assault. "SVU" will often change aspects of the real-life stories, so we'll have to see how they spin this when the drama debuts this fall.