In season 1 of NBC’s ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’, Dylan McDermott played the villain Richard Wheatley who fans loved to hate and it seems that he will be coming back for season 2, according to Deadline.
McDermott originally signed on as a series regular with a one-year deal to play Stabler’s (Chris Meloni) Season 1 nemesis. His character was so well received by fans that NBC and Wolf approached The Practice alum about coming back. After negotiations, I hear McDermott has committed to return for eight episodes of Season 2 in what is believed to be one of the most lucrative guest-star deals on network television.
McDermott’s Richard Wheatley is a businessman with close ties to the Mafia. In the Season 1 finale, Wheatley is last seen being taken into custody to await trial for the murder of Stabler’s wife, Kathy.
Recently seen in Netflix’s Hollywood and on American Horror Story, McDermott is in the upcoming King Richard movie. He is represented by CAA and Industry Entertainment.