Universal Channel Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Season 15

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The fifteenth season of NBC’s drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will receive its UK premiere on Universal Channel on Sunday October 20th at 10pm, it has been announced.

Created by Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit revolves around the activities of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit of the NYPD, which investigates sexually based offences. The drama series is produced by Wolf Films in association with Universal Television and stars Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Ice T, Richard Belzer, Tamara Tunie, Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish. Raul Esparza, who recurred on the fourteenth season as Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba, has been upped to series regular for the show’s fifteenth season, which has received an initial order for 22 episodes. In the opening episode of the show’s fifteenth season, titled Surrender Benson, hours turn into days, and with no word from Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay), the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find her and her abductor (Schreiber). A  trail of murders and rape victims leads them to fear it may be too late.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.