Poussey is coming to prime time!
The episode will be called "Perverted Justice" and is set to air on Wednesday, May 6 at 9/8c on NBC. In it, Wiley guest-stars as a woman whose father is in jail for sexually abusing her as a child. Her character, Michelle Thompson, testified at the time that her father was guilty of rape and incest. But as part of a 12-step treatment program, adult Thompson is making amends — including apologizing for lying on the stand.
The flashback to an earlier court case will give SVU the chance to bring back Dann Florek, reprising his role as retired Captain Cragen, as TVGuide.com previously reported. In the episode, he'll be brought in to give his thoughts on the case and present any new incriminating evidence he may have.
Florek spent 15 years on SVU, and left the show last January. He also spent three seasons on the flagship Law & Order series.
Wiley has played Poussey Washington in two seasons of Orange is the New Black, and will return for Season 3 on Friday, June 12 on Netflix. The 27-year-old actress has been dating OITNB writer Lauren Morelli since September.
Will you tune in for her prime-time role?
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