“Days of Our Lives” star Molly Burnett has joined “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as the recurring character Detective Grace Muncy, according to. Most recognized as Melanie from the aforementioned soap, Burnett has also worked on shows like “General Hospital” and played Kelly Anne Van Awken on “Queen of the South.” Additionally, Burnett has previously guest-starred on shows like “FBI: Most Wanted,” “CSI: Cyber,” and “Chicago P.D.,” so she clearly knows her way around the set of a criminal investigation.
Not too much is currently known about Burnett’s character. So far, we do know she’s an experienced detective with a background in gang activity. Thanks to the information from TVline, we also get the sense that Det. Muncy will be sharp, a skilled investigator, and not willing to take anyone’s crap. It sounds like a lot of the traits people love about Olivia Benson are reflected in Muncy. With the diversity of the show and the reputation for well-written characters, there shouldn’t be any real chance of overlapping too much.