While fans will have to wait mid-December before the show
can finalize plans with the singer, executive producer Warren Leight offered
the next best solution. “We’re thinking of naming a squad room cat Taylor,” he
“The squad room needs to get a cat or I need to get a cat
and name it Taylor,” Hargitay joked, “either one.”
When asked about appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards
with Swift and her “Bad Blood” co-stars, Hargitay simply said it was “an
experience” before adding: “The best part of going with Taylor and the girls
was that they were so supportive, wonderful and fun.”
“It’s a good posse to jump into,” Hargitay said of her new
Even though they’re working on getting Swift for the show, both
Hargitay and Leight confirmed a few upcoming guest stars during ET’s visit to
the set. Virginia Madsen (Sideways)
will appear in episode six as the mother of Det. Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Adrienne
Moore (Cindy on Orange Is the New Black)
is in the second episode.
Meanwhile, cast members of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, will make their way through SVU. Daveed Diggs, who plays Thomas
Jefferson on stage, will reunite with his Hamilton
co-star Leslie Odom Jr., who recurs as Reverend Curtis Scott on the series.
“It was like SVU: The
Musical,” Hargitay gushed about filming with the two stars just a day prior.
The new season of Law
& Order: SVU premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.