Similar to his approach working on Netflix’s limited series Hollywood, McDermott followed his acting teacher’s advice to just “stop thinking.”

McDermott said, “Then it’s instinctual.” “I consider Richard Wheatley an instinctual creature.” 

Then, what next? Law & Order villain?

“It’s going to be more chaos,” McDermott teased of his six-episode arc on Organized Crime. Richard Wheatley is an agent for chaos. “Richard Wheatley is an agent of chaos, regardless of where or what he does. 

We’re also still dreaming of a Wheatley Family spin-off, if McDermott wants it.

He said, “I don’t believe people can handle that.” The time will probably be about half an hour. I believe that one hour would be more like “Oh, man.” 

Law & Order: Organized CrimeThursday night at 10 p.m. on NBC

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