Kelli Giddish's Exit From Law & Order: Svu Was Reportedly A Decision Made At The Top To Keep The Show "Current."

Kelli Giddish’s Exit From Law & Order: Svu Was Reportedly A Decision Made At The Top To Keep The Show “Current.”

Kelli Giddish's Exit From Law & Order: Svu Was Reportedly A Decision Made At The Top To Keep The Show "Current."
Kelli Giddish’s Exit From Law & Order: Svu Was Reportedly A Decision Made At The Top To Keep The Show “Current.”

The announcement of Kelli Giddish’s departure from Law & Order: SVU after 12 seasons sent shockwaves through the Law & Order: SVU online community yesterday.

Since 2011, Giddish has played the role of the beloved Detective Amanda Rollins in the long-running crime drama series, but will no longer be appearing in the most recent season.

Giddish’s departure from Law & Order: SVU was not the actor’s decision, nor was it dictated by the series’ newest showrunner, David Graziano, according to a report from Variety, but a decision was passed down from a high level to ensure the series remained up to date and current as possible. That’s right, as season 24 of Law & Order: SVU approaches, it has to stay “current”.

Kelli Giddish’s Exit From Law & Order: Svu Was Reportedly A Decision Made At The Top To Keep The Show “Current.”

Taking to Instagram, Giddish spoke about her upcoming exit from Law & Order: SVU: “I wanted to address the chatter I’ve seen online and let everyone know that, in fact, this year will be my last in the role of Rollins.

Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. In the last 12 years, I have had the great pleasure of being a part of the Law & Order family.

In terms of TV characters, Rollins is simply one of the best. I have grown up and changed along with her, and I have also changed along with her.

Since I started working on this show when I was in my late 20s, I have had the privilege to spend a great deal of time with Rollins in my life over my adult years.”

As a result of a barrage of angry mentions and comments on social media users who believed that Graziano was the one who had written Rollins out, Graziano issued his own message regarding Giddish’s exit.

There may be times when it is worthwhile to take a moment to entertain the idea that things are more complex than they appear in a world of emojis and tweets.

In the comments section of Giddish’s post, he wrote: “I will just say that Kelli has handled this with the most incredibly classy comportment I have ever seen,” he wrote in response.

As a writer of television, I can confidently say that she is, without a doubt, one of the finest industry professionals I have come across in my 24 years of working in this field.

There is a sadness in my heart as I am aware of her looming exit from the company. In case I ever have the opportunity to write something for her again, it will be my lucky day.

According to Julia Martin, a writer and executive producer of the show, Collins will have a happy ending on the show as the show comes to an end, as her time as a character on the show comes to an end. The 24th season of Law & Order: SVU will begin on September 24.