After the premiere of its 21st season in September 2019, the show turned into the longest-running legal drama series in the history of American television. In the series, a special Victims unit (SPV) of NYPD resolves cases that have occurred in real life. Simultaneously, they make an effort not to let the dark side of cases influence their own lives. The team works and investigates with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and pursues the cases and seek justice for SVU’s victims and survivors with precision and passion to win and bring closure to the victims of various sexually oriented crimes including rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence.
They also take up investigating the abuses of the disabled, the children, and elderly victims of non-sexual crimes who require special care and attention, all while trying to balance the negative effects of the investigation on their own lives. It also throws some light on the political and societal issues associated with equality rights, sexual preferences, and gender identity. As of now, the Special Victims Unit (SVU) is the only surviving series in the American Law & Order franchise. The most-watched legal drama thriller series in American television history is all set to premiere its 22nd season on November 12, 2020.