law & order trayvon martin case

The Trayvon Martin shooting is getting a ripped-from-the-headlines “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” treatment.

Cybill Shepherd says she plays a vigilante-like character loosely based on Florida neighborhood watch gunman George Zimmerman.  Shepherd’s character has killed a black teen named Mehcad, although until the episode airs in October, the details will remain unclear.

In a scene that was filmed yesterday, Shepherd and her legal team are leaving court and they’re swarmed by a group of reporters and confronted with angry people waving signs similar to the ones seen at dozens of rallies held in honor of Martin over the last year.

  • Lala

    Art imitating life…..I love that SVU isn’t afraid of making these shows, regardless of the controversy that follows.

  • http://gravatar.com/geenababe geenababe

    I wonder how this would fit in with the special victims theme don’t they usually handle sex crimes of things of that nature. I guess since the original “Law and Order” (which is my favorite was cancel) then they had to put all their show on to the only one that is still standing. I hope they do better than the CB/Rihanna one.

  • AJ

    They will find a way to incorporate the sex crimes.
    Maybe mistaken identity or a mother angry over her daughters consentual sex…just thinking

  • L

    i will watch this. I love how they get their episodes from real headlines.

  • Avril

    I miss the original. But it was never the same after Jerry Orbach died.

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