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Mariska Hargitay has played Lt. Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU since the show’s very first episode. She is an integral part of the show, and fans can’t get enough of Benson taking down the bad guys. Season 21 is right around the corner, but information is limited on the upcoming season. The actress continues to delight with behind-the-scenes photos from the much-anticipated season 21. Hopefully, they will be enough to hold fans over until the show premieres next month.

Mariska Hargitay shared behind-the-scenes images

Hargitay shared a few photos to tide fans over via her Instagram of her as Benson. “Sneak peak of a few #BTS @nbc #SVU #PublicityPhotos #MonitorShots @nbcsvu #Season21 #Benson #BensonsBack #Hargiposes #LightsCameraAction #SVU21 #AndItFeelsSoGood,” she captioned one of her photos.

Another photo shows Hargitay with her co-stars Ice-T, Peter Scanavino, and Kelli Giddish smiling for the camera while on set. “Back at it. #Season21 #Squad #LeightsBackOn #FinLiviaRolIsi,” Hargitay captioned the image.

Ariel Winter will appear in the upcoming season

Mariska Hargitay and Ariel Winter
Mariska Hargitay and Ariel Winter | Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Ariel Winter will reportedly have a role in the upcoming season of Law & Order: SVU. She was spotted filming in New York City with Hargitay. Winter had strawberry blonde hair and paired it with a short-sleeved top and white pants. Hargitay was seen putting an arm around Winter.

Winter has already teased the work with a post on Instagram of her new hair. “Filming something new that I’m really excited about,” she captioned the image. Fans are excited for the episode to premiere and see how it will all play out.

Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T were spotted filming in Manhattan

Hargitay and Ice-T were spotted last month filming scenes for the upcoming season in Manhattan. Hargitay wore a trendy all black outfit complete with boots and a sleek jacket. Ice-T sported a blue-button up with dark jeans and a navy jacket. The photos showed the pair having fun on set while working at the same time.

The 21st season of ‘SVU’ sets a new record

Mariska Hargitay and Ryan Buggle
Mariska Hargitay and Ryan Buggle | Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

With the renewal of SVU came a new record for the show. The 21st season makes the show the longest-running prime-time series to date. Those working on the show, including Hargitay, couldn’t be prouder of the work they have accomplished over the years.

“I’m deeply proud to be a part of this groundbreaking show, and humbled to make television history today,” said Hargitay. “The longevity and continued success of SVU is a testament not only to the show’s powerful storytelling and ability to connect with viewers, but to its necessity. We have told important stories for 20 years, and we will continue to tell them.”

When will season 21 of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ premiere?

Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay | Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Law & Order: SVU premieres on September 26 on NBC. Fans can stream every episode of the series on Hulu with an active subscription in the meantime. All of our favorites will be returning for the new season, including Fin Tutuola (Ice-T), Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), and Dominick “Sonny” Carisi Jr. (Peter Scanavino) alongside Hargitay. Fans won’t have to wait much longer to watch their favorite detectives clean up the mean streets of New York City. Benson and the rest of the detectives will be back living their lives and helping others next month.