The promo for the new season of Law and Order SVU has left fans worried about the survival of one of the show’s most loved characters.
The promo picks up where they left off, at the season finale of season 14, where Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is currently being held hostage by serial rapist William “Burnt Fingertips” Lewis (Pablo Schreiber). During the promo, Benson is heard saying, “I want to live” as Lewis points a gun at her face.
As time passes, the team must find the safe house where Lewis has taken Benson before it’s too late. Although Hargitay has signed on for the new season of SVU it is still unclear whether or not she will make it out alive.
This will be SVU’s 15th season, and during this season they will tackle the Trayvon Martin shooting, while combing it with the Paula Deen racist claim issue in an episode.
Executive producer Warren Leigh said, “(Jeffrey) Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him.” It was also revealed that Cybill Shephard would play the celebrity chef, while Leslie Odom Jr. was cast as a minister of the victim.