Michaela McManus will not return to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit next season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
McManus' character, Assistant District Attorney Kim Greylek, left the SVU in a March episode to return to Washington, D.C., a development that coincided with the reappearance of ADA Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March). But it's looking like Greylek will remain inside the Beltway. March is scheduled to appear in four more episodes this spring.
The One Tree Hill alum tweeted a thank-you message to the fans on Twitter about her departure from the show. NBC did not respond to TVGuide.com's request for comment.
All of which raises the questions: Will SVU have a new ADA in the fall? And will she be played by Stephanie March?