Meloni hit first on Instagram, posting a black and white shot of Hargitay with the caption “We’re a little closer.” This was followed a few hours later by Hargitay, who posted a color shot on Instagram declaring, “Now closer,” with the hashtag “#EO”.
Meloni is expected to return as a guest who was cast in his previous role as Elliott Stapler. It’s a precursor to his franchise car debut, Law and Order: Organized Crime, And sets his first guest shot in Law and order Universe since leaving the show nearly a decade ago. In the world of the show, he retired. In real life, contractual matters got involved. Apparently, all is forgiven.
Meloni and Hargitay were original cast members SVU, It began airing in 1999. Meloni left the series in 2011. Hargitay and Meloni were co-stars of the show, but they had no romantic interest.
Fans were also upset last year about a comeback when Meloni appeared at a virtual table read by Hargitay and show maker Warren Light.