Ron Cephas Jones and Vinnie Jones are joining season 2 of NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime in recurring roles.
Created by Dick Wolf, in Law & Order: Organized Crime, Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler will aim to find absolution and rebuild his life while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.
Jones will play Congressman Leon Kilbride. He’s a “born politician who fosters connections and always plays his cards right.” V. Jones will portray Albi Briscu, an Eastern European gangster who is the last remaining member of the organization from the old country.
Following Dylan McDermott’s role as Richard Wheatley, the head of a digital drug cartel who faced off with Stabler in season 1, Briscu could be season 2’s main foe, especially as Stabler and Sgt. Ayanna Bell’s (Danielle Moné Truitt) unit continues to bring down various crime rings still active in and around New York City.
As far as returning stars, Organized Crime has yet to confirm if McDermott or other characters are officially returning for season 2 despite showrunner Ilene Chaiken teasing to ET that not all the storylines will be tied up neatly — and that some plots and, more importantly, characters could carry over into season 2.
Wolf executive produces along with showrunner Ilene Chaiken, Terry Miller, Fred Berner, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski.
Season 2 of Law & Order: Organized Crime premieres on Thursday, Sept. 23 following a two-hour premiere of Law & Order: SVU’s historic 23rd season.
Cephas Jones, who recently won his second Emmy for his performance on This Is Us, currently stars in Apple+’s Lisey’s Story as well as in Truth Be Told opposite Octavia Spencer. Jones plays Spencer’s character’s father Poppy in the series, and will return to reprise his role in the upcoming second season. Jones also will be starring in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production, Clyde’s alongside Uzo Aduba, Reza Salazar and Kara Young.