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'Law & Order: SVU' to address George Floyd’s death and coronavirus pandemic in new season, showrunner says

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« Law & Order: SVU » will address the death of George Floyd — and the protests that followed — in future episodes of the long-running NBC series, according…
« Law & Order: SVU » will address the death of George Floyd — and the protests that followed — in future episodes of the long-running NBC series, according to showrunner Warren Leight.
Leight appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast « TV’s Top 5 » on Friday, explaining that Floyd’s death « has to come up and it will » (via People magazine).
« There are ways, we will find our way in to tell the story, » Leight told the outlet. « Presumably our cops will still be trying to do the right thing but it’s going to be harder for them and they’re going to understand why it’s hard for them. »
Leight went on to share that the « SVU » writers’ room will see changes in an « effort to bring in new voices, fresh voices, different voices. »
As for the drama show itself, Leight explained that « SVU » has « tried really hard in the last year to show how class and race affect the outcomes of justice in society, » however, he noted that he’s « beginning to suspect ‘really hard’ wasn’t enough.

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