Law & Order: SVU season 17 spoilers: show features story arcs inspired by Robert Durst and transgender character


Law & Order: SVU will return for once again with stories of real life crimes for its 17<sup>th season on September 23.

In its two-hour premiere, Law & Order: SVU will feature the story of Robert Durst, son of Seymor Durst, who has been linked with several disappearances and murders, including that of his wife Kathleen McCormack Durst, longtime friend Susan Berman, and elderly neighbor Morris Black.

In the teaser, bodies in black trash bags were seen being found in water, there are strange disguises, and even confessions on a recorded tape.

“The Law & Order gang tries to build a case against an eccentric New York billionaire who they believe has committed a series of murders. An audio confession and an ocean’s worth of body parts on garbage bags are their only evidence,” reports the VC Post.

The makers of the documentary The Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst, concluded that Durst killed his neighbor who was found floating in water and finally, confessed that “he killed them all”. Back then, his story caught the attention of the media and people, and now, “This is the one America will be talking about,” the teaser said, “Again,” as reported in The Hollywood Reporter.

On the other hand, the 17<sup>th installment will also feature a case about transgenders, with Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) obsessed and on the lead. Robert Dallas will also come back to reprise his role as killer Dr. Greg Yates.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, or simply, Law & Order SVU, is an American legal drama series that focuses on actual murders that caught the attention of the masses. It is a spin-off of the series Law & Order, initially premiered on September 20, 1999, and has aired 366 original episodes to date. It was renewed for a 17<sup>th installment on May 20 this year.