SVU's Neal Baer Says Premiere Was Inspired by Vertigo


"Ripped from the headlines" is the Law & Order franchise's catch phrase, but often times just one nugget of a real-life story is enough to inspire an episode.


This season's premiere slightly borrowed from the story of Jaycee Dugard (who was kidnapped and found to be living with her captor years later), added an element of the Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novack film Vertigo about remaking someone you love, and combined it with the idea of installing RFID chips in your kids to trace their every move.


SVU executive producer Neal Baer recently spoke with TVGuide.com about what interests him and how he translates that into entertainment. Plus: How did star Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation inspire this week's upcoming episode?


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