“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will take on the Harvey Weinstein scandal in an upcoming episode, but it won’t take place in the Hollywood industry.
The show’s executive producer, Michael Chernuchin tells Entertainment Weekly, “We are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on, but it’s not in the realm of the entertainment business. It’s a real important episode about the rape culture in an industry, and we wanted to try stretch the law to criminalize that sort of environment.”
The episode — which had already been in the works when the scandal first broke — will center on the airline industry.
“We were actually working on a story about airline pilots and what a boys club that is. We were beating the story out and said, ‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’ So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots.”
The episode will air in 2018.