Mariska Hargitay

Fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief: Mariska Hargitay says she is returning to Law & Order: SVU.

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The actress shared the good news Saturday, tweeting: "Happy weekend. It's official. Season 15—I'LL BE BACK! xx m"

NBC did not immediately respond to TVGuide.com's emails. 

This news is perhaps a relief for fans, who saw Hargitay's character Olivia Benson staring down the barrel of a gun in the cliff-hanger of the intense season finale. But we wouldn't worry too much about her character's future. 

"Her character is due to evolve," executive producer Warren Leight told TVGuide.com previously. "It's time for her to imagine what it would be like to live her own life. [After] 14 years as an SVU detective, some change is going to start to come." 

Are you glad Hargitay will be back?