NBC and Law & Order:SVU fans were very concerned that star Mariska Hargitay, who has played Detective Olivia Benson for 14 seasons, might not return next season after her contract expired. However, devoted fans and NBC can now relax and be happy, because Hargitay has officially re-signed, tweeting over the weekend, “Happy weekend. It’s official. Season 15-I’LL BE BACK!”
Hargitay, who has starred on 319 episodes of the iconic series, told us that over the years there have been several episodes that stuck with her personally. Such has made her even more passionate about her own foundation, Joyful Heart Foundation, which works with the community to deal with issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
We are huge Mariska Hargitay fans and don’t think the show could survive without her. Do you? Let us know what you think!