Dann Florek to exit ‘Law & Order: SVU’
After portraying Law & Order: SVU‘s Captain Donald Cragen for fifteen seasons, actor Dann Florek is leaving the show. Does this mean Olivia Benson will for sure be the new captain?
Florek portrayed Cragen on the original Law & Order series as a main cast member from 1990-93, and has been on SVU since its inception in 1999.
The actor announced the news on Twitter, saying, “Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he’ll live on in syndication land 4 evan!” This is so true because I feel like SVU will be still running in syndication when I’m in a nursing home.
Earlier this season, series vet Richard Belzer, who portrays John Munch was downgraded from a mart of the main cast to recurring status.
Also this season, series front woman Mariska Hargitay’s character Olivia Benson was promoted to sergeant, hinting at the possibility that she could take on an administration role for SVU on the show.
Is this development making that possibility even more certain? Sound off in the comments!