Kelly Giddish's beat on 'Law & Order: SVU' ending with season 24

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Kelly Giddish, who has played Detective Amanda Rollins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 2011, will soon be handing in her badge and gun.

In a statement provided by NBC, Giddish noted the forthcoming season “will indeed” be her last on the long-running series.

“Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of the ‘Law & Order’ family for the last 12 years,” she said in part.

“There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins,” Giddish continued. “She’s grown and changed, and I have as well. I started on this show when I was in my late 20s and I’m grateful I got to spend so many of my adult years with Rollins in my life.”

After thanking creator Dick Wolf, her co-star and executive producer Mariska Hargitay, and the cast, crew, and L&O fans, Giddish said, “I’m so excited to take all the things I have learned in my time on SVU and put them toward everything that’s next to come.”

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Variety notes that Giddish will at least be in the premiere episode on September 22, which will unite the casts of Law & Order, SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime in an all-night crossover event.

Luckily for fans of the steely character, it looks like she won’t be killed off.

“#Rollisi will have a happy ending. Stay tuned,” tweeted producer Julie Martin, referring to the “shipping” name fans gave to Rollins and Peter Scanavino‘s ADA Sonny Carisi.

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