One of the most successful drama franchises in the history of broadcast television is about to get its seventh incarnation. NBC announced plans for the latest installment in Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order” franchise, “Law & Order: Hate Crimes.”
Inspired by a real-world task force working in New York, the series has a 13-episode commitment from the network.
“Co-created with former ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ showrunner Warren Leight, the latest installment of the enduring and wildly popular ‘Law & Order’ franchise is based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force, the second oldest bias-based task force in the U.S.,” NBC says in today’s announcement. “The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations. The first incarnation of this new unit will be introduced in the latter part of the upcoming 20th season of ‘SVU.'”
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