Hyder’s character, a former Vice officer named Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin, made her first appearance in SVU‘s Season 21 premiere, which found her going undercover as an aspiring actress to expose a movie mogul accused of rape. She then transferred to the Special Victims Unit, where she now works as a detective. Her first episode as a regular will air on Thursday Nov. 14 (10/9c).
SVU‘s newest series regular broke the news herself on Monday, tweeting, “It’s official, folks! Kat Azar-Tamin (and myself) have been upgraded to a series regular on [SVU]. Couldn’t ask for a better boss (on screen & off!) or a better group of people to work [with] every day. Thank you [Wolf Entertainment] for trusting me [with] this historic show.”
Hyder joins current series regulars Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Ice-T as Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola and Peter Scanavino as A.D.A. Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr.