‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 18 spoilers: More news on ‘Making a Murderer’-inspired episode

Law & Order: SVU logoIt was well over a month ago when we first learned that “Law & Order: SVU” was going to be doing an episode inspired by “Making a Murderer,” and we’re certainly not surprised that the show opted to take this subject on. The writers want to make the show as relevant as possible, and with that in mind examining a similar case brings perspective — and of course plenty of attention to the show. This is still a business, after all, where ratings matter, and if they can tell fantastic stories with compelling drama while doing that, everyone wins.

“Making a Rapist” is the title for this episode, which will be the second one of the season airing on September 28. The full synopsis per NBC is below:

“After 16 years in prison, a convicted rapist (guest star Henry Thomas) is exonerated due to newly tested DNA evidence. But only a day later, Fin (Ice T) is called to the scene of a shocking crime and must once again investigate the whereabouts of the man he arrested years ago.”

We won’t have a chance to have a whole lot of additional information as of yet (we’re still more than three weeks away from this airing), but we do want to point out yet another interesting twist of form be the show under new boss Rick Eid: The first two episodes of titles of varying word lengths. The last time we saw that was all the way back at the start of season 2. (During the Warren Leight era, episode titles were two words, whereas for many years before that, they were only one.)

(Photo: NBC.)

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