“Law & Order: SVU” isn’t finished with serial rapist William Lewis just yet — and he’s not done with Benson, either.
Pablo Schreiber, who played Lewis, aka The Beast, in a memorable arc that culminated on the Season 15 premiere in September, will return to the NBC drama on Jan. 8. After abducting Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and then having her turn the tables on him, he’s now set to go to trial.
“We are thrilled and terrified that Pablo Schreiber is coming back to ‘SVU’ to reprise his role as psychopath William Lewis,” “SVU” executive producers Warren Leight and Julie Martin tell TV Guide. “He’ll again be tormenting Olivia Benson. Although he’s the one on trial, he turns it into hers.”
Lewis’ trial turns into a face-off between defendant and detective. Schreiber (who also stars on “Orange Is the New Black”) tells TV Guide his character will try to capitalize on “what he perceives to be her greatest weakness.”