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Law & Order: SVU season 22: Ice T teases production changes, story

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In the event that you haven’t heard the news as of yet, Law & Order: SVU season 22 is already in production. There is a lot to be excited about here, for sure, as this show does mean a lot to a number of people out there.

Of course, filming for the series this go-around is going to be atypical — more so than, ultimately, it has ever been before. The entire cast and crew are going to have to accommodate for some very unusual circumstances that are being thrown at them — they have a global health crisis that still impacts their jobs, after all.

Just in case you are wondering just what the experience on set is actually like, here is what Ice T had to say in a new post on Twitter:

It’s hard to explain the new way we’re working to stay safe. The entire crew stays in masks all day. We [need to take a] test every day. We rehearse in masks and ONLY remove em for the short moments we actually film. Then back on. We wanna stay safe AND keep filming.

Ice also made it clear how the characters on the screen will reflect what’s going on in the real world, especially in terms of masks:

Not actually wearing mask in full scenes, or you’d never see us talk… But you will sometimes see us remove them, and we are social distancing in this first episodes scenes.

Finally, the actor/rapper confirmed that the show is tackling just about every single topic that is going on in the real world — SVU has always been topical, and we know that will continue to be the case.

It’s wonderful to know that SVU is back to work, and that all parties involved are taking the pandemic seriously. We know that this is a difficult world that we’re living in, but we think it’s not lost on anyone behind the scenes or in front of the camera how important this show is to a lot of people. It can be a light in some very difficult times.

Related News – Be sure to get some more news when it comes to SVU right now!

What do you want to see when it comes to Law & Order: SVU season 22?

Be sure to share right now in the attached comments! Meanwhile, remember to stick around for some other news on the series. (Photo: NBC.)

This article was written by Jessica Carter. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.


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The Real History of Cobra Kai

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Where Kamen came up with the name ‘Cobra Kai’ is unclear, however there was already a well-established American school by that name in 1984 when The Karate Kid premiered. Cobra Kai was a reputable martial arts school founded in 1971 by the late Grandmaster Steven G. Abbate.

Abbate was a decorated military veteran, a recon scout with the 4th Marine Brigade, who participated in the landing at Chu Lai in 1965 marking the start of the Vietnam War. He served there for two years until he was wounded. Over a two-hour period, he survived three attacks: he was stabbed, shot, and hit with grenade shrapnel. He earned a Silver Star and was honorably discharged in 1968. Abbate wrote a book based on a diary he kept during the war – Pawns: A Journey into Vietnam was published in 1993. 

Prior to serving in the military, Abbate had already begun studying martial arts, but it wasn’t Karate. He started in 1962 at age 16, studying Kung Fu from Hong Kong Grandmaster Fu Lun Cho in Chicago’s Chinatown. 

Initially, he learned two styles: Northern Shaolin 7-Star Praying Mantis and Tai Kit Kuen. Abbate translated Tai Kit Kuen as ‘Grand Snake Fist.’ According to Abbate, Tai Kit Kuen can be traced to a Shaolin Monk in 206 BCE, but that is an apocryphal claim. Shaolin Temple wasn’t founded until 497 CE. However back in the seventies, martial arts research was more hearsay than scholarly. As these Asian traditions migrated to America, they frequently suffered from poor translation, so much of what was accepted during that period, especially creation stories, has since been corrected.

Abbate undoubtedly drew the ‘Cobra’ in Cobra Kai from the ‘Grand Snake’ that inspired his martial lineage. ‘Kai’ is a Japanese word for ‘group’ or ‘organization’ which is an awkward school name for a Chinese style. Kai is used in Karate, not Kung Fu. But back in those days, the terminology used in American martial arts was muddled too. And the coolness of that name – Cobra Kai – is undeniable.  

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‘The Craft: Legacy’ Trailer and Poster: Revisiting “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board”

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A photo of Fairuza Balk as bad girl Nancy Downs in The Craft appears as we’re reminded of the number one rule of the craft: “If a person is a danger to herself or others, they will be bound.” The two-and-a-half minute first trailer for The Craft sequel, The Craft: Legacy, reveals a new group […]

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Jane Lynch Tells All About Her Wild Career Journey, From ‘Best In Show’ to ‘The Weakest Link’

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Jane Lynch‘s career has evolved to encompass all different realms of entertainment — since 2010, she’s been nominated for 12 Emmys and won five of them for a range of projects including the role of Sue Sylvester in the Fox dramedy Glee and hosting Hollywood Game Night, and beginning this week she’ll be the face of the newest iteration of The Weakest Link.

The original host of The Weakest Link, Anne Robinson, was famous for her at-times cruel on-screen persona. But while Lynch is no stranger to playing less-than-nice characters (again, remember Glee?), she says the reason she feels drawn to hosting is because “ultimately, I’m kind of a caretaker — I like taking care of people, especially people that I can dismiss at the end of the hour and never have to see again and not have to have an ongoing relationship with.”

For this installment of Collider Connected, Lynch and I spoke the morning after this year’s Emmy Awards — while she didn’t watch the live show, she had since learned that the PopTV series Schitt’s Creek had swept the comedy awards that night, including trophies for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, with whom she appeared in the Christopher Guest classics Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. After getting to know them, she said, “I continued to be a fan and continued to marvel at the two of them and their talent and their generosity. And it certainly shows in these roles and how they deal with each other.”

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As we discuss in the interview above, Lynch’s career began in Chicago, doing sketch comedy and theater roles and never saying no to anything. “I didn’t care what they were doing, whether I was going to be dancing in my underwear, which I’ve done, or if I’m singing a song with a bunch of people, or if I’m doing Shakespeare, or if I’m doing sketch comedy on the road with Second City, I just said yes to everything because I wanted to keep the party going,” she said.

Later, after moving to Los Angeles, she began to constantly book guest-starring roles on a wide range of ’90s television; while she was working a lot, she says her first really big breaks came with Best In Show, followed a few years later by The 40-Year-Old Virgin. While both films leaned heavily on her improv abilities, she explained that Guest’s character-focused approach is quite different from Judd Apatow‘s — something she explained in detail.

“[Apatow] would say, ‘Okay, now just forget the script and just do that scene again and forget the script.’ Or he would come over and he would whisper something in my ear and he would give me the best line in the world. Sometimes he’d throw you into a scene that you weren’t scripted in… You’re kind of like playing basketball and you’re sitting on the bench and he’ll say, ‘Get in there and get on the court and play,’” she said.

Watch the video interview above for more on all of this, as well as:

  • Everything she can tease about an in-the-works sitcom for Netflix about four women of “a certain age,” which she and Cyndi Lauper are currently set to star in.
  • What it was like being a part of the Glee phenomenon, and what she remembers about that wild series finale.
  • Her memories of working with Harrison Ford on The Fugitive.
  • And, of course, why she’s excited to be taking over The Weakest Link and why you should be watching.

The Weakest Link premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8 PM. Check out our past Collider Connected interviews with folks like The RZA, Dakota Fanning, and Gina Prince-Bythewood and more.

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