Season 18 of Law and Order: SVU is already shaping up to be a great one.
According to Cinema Blend, Mariska Hargitay will have a mini-reunion — her former ER co-star Anthony Edwards will have a guest-starring role on SVU this season. On ER, Hargitay played Edwards' love interest. She was the needy desk clerk, desperately in love with the doctor he played, and she eventually dumped him when she realized his feelings for her weren't nearly as strong as her feelings for him. There are no details yet about what kind of role Edwards will play on SVU, but after seeing the chemistry the two actors had on ER, we can only hope it's someone with some romantic involvement with Detective Olivia Benson.
This will be the first time Hargitay and Edwards will appear on screen together since ER. They co-starred during the show's fourth season.
Plenty of other big names (and big storylines) have been tapped for guest appearances on the upcoming season of SVU. Henry Thomas, known for his work on Sons of Liberty, and Kelli Williams, who has appeared on The Practice and The Fosters, will co-star in an episode inspired by Netflix's mega-hit documentary series Making a Murderer. Vice President Joe Biden will also appear on the show this season playing himself.
Amid an impressive roster of guest stars, SVU's core cast will be grappling this season with (spoiler alert!) the death of their co-worker Mike Dodds in Season 17. Dodds' father is Benson's boss, which will make the shooting especially hard on her, producers say.
Law and Order: SVU returns to NBC Sept. 21.
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