In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, executive producer Warren Leight expanded on Benson’s struggles and her team’s difficulties this season.
“All of what the city has gone through will be reflected in what our characters go through. Their actions as police officers will be viewed through a different prism than before,” said Leight.
Before adding that recent events are beginning to reshape the show and its characters: “Like everyone in New York, our characters have gone through a series of crucibles in the last nine months.”
Law and Order: SVU airs Thursdays in the US, followed by Law and Order: Organized Crime. Season 22 of SVU will be released sometime in Spring on Sky Witness for UK fans.