‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 16 spoilers: Will there be any Carisi backstory soon?

Law & Order: SVU logoLet’s start this “Law & Order: SVU” article off with a hefty dose of big news: Peter Scanavino is not going anywhere in the immediate future! According to a new report coming in now from TV Guide, the actor behind the role of Carisi has been promoted to series regular.

This character has not been consistently the most likable member of the team, and in a way we like that. It’s nice that there are varying points of view and differences of opinion; plus, cop shows are boring when we find that all of the characters share the same exact viewpoint.

For those of you who are wanting to find out a little more information in terms of where the guy comes from, just don’t expect that to be coming up anytime soon. Showrunner Warren Leight tells the website that he is going to take his time in order to unravel some of the layers of who this guy is:

“One of the things I learned when we had Rollins and Amaro as new detectives — when I did a little backstory early on, it seemed like the audience wasn’t ready for it … They want to see the guy in action before they get to know how he got to be who he is.”

Ultimately, it feels like there are going to be plenty of opportunities for this, so there is really not a whole lot to worry about. This is, after all, what happens when you have so many episodes: You can find a place for almost anything.

What do you want to see from this new face on “Law & Order: SVU” moving forward? Share some of your thoughts right now with a comment.

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