TV Guide is reporting that Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) is coming to NBC "for at least two fall episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Cusick will play a graphic artist named Erik Weber.
Neal Baer, SVU executive producer, cast Ian because he is "a sharp, smart leader and very charismatic." He also happened to be a fan of Lost.
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"There might be some flirtation (between Cusick's character and Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay)," Baer offered, regarding some plot points. "Erik meets Olivia when he comes to someone's aid. And then we'll see how it goes. Olivia is devoted to her job and knows that comes first."