The Inevitable Trayvon Martin-Inspired “Law And Order” Episode Is Coming

The episode features Cybill Shepherd and actors from The Wire and Arrested Development and will reportedly be called “American Tragedy.”

1. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, has been known to grab storylines from actual headlines, so it should come as no surprise that they’ve decided to take on the polarizing George Zimmerman trial.

Ice-T speaking to Richard Belzer, who is holding a card with Trayvon Martin on the back.

2. Cybill Shepherd is playing someone based on George Zimmerman and Jeffrey Tambor from Arrested Development fame is her lawyer.

3. The storyline revolves around Shepherd’s character having killed a black teenager.

4. A protest like the ones that occurred during and after the Zimmerman trial is going on in the episode.

5. The slain teen’s name is Mehcad.

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6. Sonja Sohn, who played Kima on The Wire, a critically acclaimed show that shined a light on race and violence in America, may play a family member of the deceased, according to The Daily Mail.


11. The episode will air in October.

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