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Fans Are Freaking Out Over "Bearded Stabler" & Chris Meloni's Mysterious OC Set Pic

The actor gave fans a teaser for what to expect for Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4. 

By Jackie Manno

Chris Meloni (Elliot Stabler) is remaining cryptic while giving fans a sneak peak at Law & OrderOrganized Crime Season 4. 

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On December 11, the actor shared a snapshot of him looking badass, but a bit worse for wear with a some scratches and bruising. In the photo he's standing in front of what appears to be a junkyard — at night. Behind him, a sign reads: "We know who you are, and everyone is on the lookout."

But what could it mean? "#OCseason4 #LetsGo," Meloni simply wrote in his caption. The actor was rocking his signature bald 'do along with a full beard and mustache, a look that fans clearly love.

"YESSSS THE BEARD LIVES!!!!!" wrote one fan. 

"THE BEARD SURVIVED PAST NO SHAVE NOVEMBER," added another. And one more comment? "Bearded Stabler here we come!"

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Filming Season 4 hasn't been the only exciting thing that Meloni has been up to lately. On November 15, he posted a selfie of him and former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit co-star Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) hitting the town in NYC


The first picture showed the two pals posing in front of a Christmas tree, apparently after they watched the film Maestro. Then, we catch a glimpse of him smiling with his 22-year-old daughter Sophia as she holds up a 1975 t-shirt as they attend the band's concert at Madison Square Garden. 

"Well, yesterday started with this one and ended with that one," Meloni captioned the post. "#Besties Screening of the BRILLIANT Maestro and then grooving to The 1975."

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What to know about Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4

In April, it was announced that Law & Order: Organized Crime will be returning for a 4th Season

“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” executive producer Dick Wolf said in a statement. “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I'd also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”

As for the cast, no changes have yet been announced. Season 3 stars Meloni, Danielle Moné TruittAinsley SeigerRick Gonzalez, and Brent Antonello will all be making returns. 

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“We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season,” Lisa Katz, the president of scripted programming at NBCUniversal and Streaming, said in a statement. “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”

As for what to expect for the plotlines, that is also still up in the air. But we have no doubt that they'll be ultra nail-biting like last Season's

Season 4 of Law & Order: OC will premiere Thursday, January 18 at 10/9c.