Special dramas and TV plays are important tools for creating awareness among masses on a particular topic. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a similar type of television drama series which takes places in New York City. This TV show focuses on American Police procedure, legal and criminal activities. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit sitcom was created by Dick Wolf and was premiered on NBC on September 20, 1999. The episodes of the drama are usually based on real crime stories which got prominent in the media. That is why Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is the most viewed drama series. Up to May 23, 2018, 434 original episodes have been aired. The series has also won a number of awards including Emmy Award in 2006.
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Special Victims Unit are filmed throughout all five boroughs of New York City and Wolf’s hometown. Amongst the important cast of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit there are Olivia Benson, Fin Tutuola, Amanda Rollins, Elliot Stabler, John Munch, Donald Cragen, Brian Cassidy, Monique Jeffries, Danielle Beck, Chester Lake, Nick Amaro, Declan G. Murphy and Mike Dodds. These are the characters who have done justice with their role and have brought the play at heights of popularity.
The basic idea for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was originated with the 1986 “preppie murder” case of Robert Chambers, who strangled Jennifer Levin, a woman he dated whom he later killed during what he claimed was consensual “rough sex” in Manhattan’s Central Park. Originally the play was titled as “Sex Crimes” reflecting crimes of sexual nature. However, Barry Diller was concerned about the title and it was changed to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.