Diane Neal Heads Back to LAW & ORDER: SVU

Diane Neal

LAW & ORDER: SVU is briefly bringing back a popular character. TVLine reports that Diane Neal will reprise her role of former ADA Casey Novak in NBC’s crime drama for one episode this spring.

Neal hasn’t appeared on SVU since May of 2008 when Novak was disbarred for violating due process while prosecuting a police officer who raped two 14-year-old illegal immigrants. Neal played Novak for five seasons, making her the longest-tenured ADA in SVU history.

Neal’s most recent role is a recurring gig on NCIS as Special Agent Abigal Borin and she also guest starred in the “Front Man” episode of White Collar last year.

Law & Order: SVU airs on NBC Wednesdays at 10pm eastern/9pm central.