Paget Brewster to Guest Star on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ — Her Next Role Possibly?
July 20, 2012
Fromer Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster has been cast in the two-part 14th season premiere of NBC’s long-running legal drama, Law & Order: SVU.
Brewster will portray the Bureau Chief ADA in the Public Integrity Unit of the District Attorney’s office. Her character will be tasked with handling the case against Captain Cragen (Dann Florek), who is under suspicion of murder after waking up beside a dead women in the 13th season finale. Along with Brewster are guest stars from that episode; Peter Jacboson, Laura Benanti, Pippa Black, Ron Rifkin, Brooke Smith, and Dean Winters.
Brewster announced that she was leaving Criminal Minds (again) in February, wanting to move on to her next role, maybe in the comedy field. Brewster playing an ADA in SVU, she could possibly be called back to this show as a recurring ADA, SVU known for it’s “revolving door” of ADA characters/actors. She could possibly even be the series’ full time ADA, I know she’s saying the comedy field, but I feel she’d be a good addition to SVU.
Of course being an Assistant DA is nothing like an FBI profiler, but still, I’ve been hoping SVU would fully fill the slot missing since the first departure of ADA Casey Novak (Diane Neal) back in 2009. And Brewster is not new to SVU, she guest starred as the daughter of an elderly man in critical condition (he as suspect in murders back the 1960s & 70s) in the show’s 8th season.
It’s also awkward for Criminal Minds fans, both SVU and Minds premiere on the same night and at the same time, September 26th at 9:00PM ET/8:00PM (Central). Jeanne Tripplehorn replaces Brewster on Criminal Minds.
What do fans of both shows think, will you be watching Paget in the SVU premiere? Should Brewster fully join the SVU team as prosecutor? Hit that comments section!