The “Law & Order” franchise is known for its ripped-from-the-headlines episodes that mirror real-life stories. So, it’s no big surprise that the “SVU” series will soon tackle a case based on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman shooting.
According to The Daily News, “Moonlighting” actress Cybill Shepherd will be portraying a character based loosely on George.
Instead of Trayvon Martin, the Black, hooded fictional teen is named Mehcad.
Few details are available about the episode now. It is reportedly scheduled to air in October.