‘Law & Order: SVU’ Can’t Promise Much About Trump Episode
Feb 08, 2017 12:50 PM EST
'Law & Order: SVU' is busy hitting a new milestone with the airing of its 400th episode on NBC, directed by its very series star and executive producer, Mariska Hargitay. But the celebration doesn't seem to stop questioning the delay that's been swirling around the show for quite some time now - will it continue its plan to air the promised episode based on Trump and the scandals surrounding him during the election?
The long-running Dick Wolf drama has been planning to air an episode on the current U.S. President, Donald Trump for the longest time. However, the supposedly Donald Trump-inspired hour was delayed twice in the fall, and no updates has been revealed about the airdate yet, according to Deadline Hollywood News.
Wolf, when asked about the episode at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in January, estimated that it would be aired during the spring. But he would neither confirm nor deny that the episode will ever air, among other Law & Order's SVU episodes.
Meanwhile, showrunner Rick Eid reveals that he has not received news regarding the issue, as no one talks to him about it, he told The Hollywood Reporter. He also emphasized that the airing of the episode it involves the network decision's and that he can't promise much about it.
"Sometimes the facts go against you in a way you can't imagine," showrunner Rick Eid says. "And all of a sudden what you wrote two months ago feels different from what you might have written in the present because the facts have changed and I think there was a bit of that."
Despite the uncertainties, he gave good reports about the 400th SVU episode of Law & Order, about the "emotional" hour, and the "complicated" discussion that led to Benson's recent split. He also emphasized that he is paying attention to what's going on in the United States, as people and as writers, referring to the promised Donald Trump episode.