After several years in hiding, Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot is getting ready to come out into the public once again. The once-regular Law & Order: SVU character will be returning for a guest arc on the popular NBC program, the network announced today.
Stephanie March has signed on to reprise her role for six episodes, which will begin on February 17. Cabot left the show in 2005 after joining the Witness Protection Program following death threats from a drug cartel. She briefly returned for a guest appearance in 2007 as a witness in a high-profile murder case and disappeared again under a new identity, and was part of Dick Wolf's short-lived Conviction.
"SVU is like an old flame," March said in a statement. "Every time I run into it I think, 'Hmmm.....what if?' I look forward to spending some time working with a production that has always been so rewarding for me."
Since leaving SVU, March has made guest appearances on 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, and Rescue Me, and can be seen in Ricky Gervais' upcoming film This Side of the Truth.
Are you excited to see Alexandra Cabot return?