The seventh episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" season 17 will be loosely inspired by the much talked about sex scandal of the Duggar family, who were popularly known through the reality television series "19 Kids and Counting".
The sequel is titled "Patrimonial Burden" and the official synopsis of it reads: "The SVU investigates an unraveling web of secrets when the virtuous 13 year-old daughter of a famous reality TV family discovers she's pregnant."
In a sneak peek video, Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) can be seen saying, "One of their virgin daughters is knocked up, so there goes the TV show". The trailer also focuses on the various challenges faced by the investigative officers as the family members believe that it's not a crime but a blessing.
But the followers of the police procedural drama cannot expect to watch a recreation of the controversial sex scandal as cast member Raul Esparza revealed that the show will stay fiction. "We don't want to recreate what you just lived through becauseâ€”we'll never live up to reality because reality's getting really bizarre," E!Online quoted her as saying.
Additionally, actor Peter Scanavino, who portrays Detective Dominick "Sonny" Carisi in the show, said, "With the Duggar one, it was like the double-whammy because it was his sisters and the factâ€”I mean, honestly, I feel like we're dealing with some topics this season that feel a bit meatier than some lunatic fringe family."
Meanwhile, reports suggest that the upcoming episode is also inspired by the teen pregnancy of Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, according to USA Today.
In the episode, "Hand to God" actress Geneva Carr and "Shrek the Musical and Spamalot" actor Christopher Sieber will make guest appearance as married couple along with 10 children.
CLICK HERE to watch "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" season 17 episode 7, titled "Patrimonial Burden", live online on NBC this Wednesday, 4 November, at 9pm.
Here is the sneak peek video of the upcoming sequel: