Cusick will play a graphic artist named Erik Weber, who might have a bit of a flirtation with Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), ending her long love-life dry spell. “There might be some flirtation,” says executive producer Neal Baer. “Erik meets Olivia when he
comes to someone’s aid. And then we’ll see how it goes. Olivia is
devoted to her job and knows that comes first.”
According to Baer, Cusick was cast because he is “a sharp, smart leader and very charismatic.” Now that Cusick is signed on, the “SVU” team is looking for a “big-name female” to join the cast, since Sharon Stone has finished her run. Any suggestions?
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