NBC on Tuesday announced a 13-episode order for “Law & Order: Hate Crimes,” through executive producer Dick Wolf.
The latest incarnation of the crime series will be introduced inside upcoming season of “Law & Order: SVU,” NBC said.
Lisa Katz, NBC’s co-president of scripted programming, called the series, “extremely timely.”
“Considering of which last year there was a double-digit rise in hate crimes in our 10 largest cities — the highest total in over a decade — of which seemed like This specific topic is actually begging to be explored,” Katz said.
“Law & Order: Hate Crimes” will be set in completely new York City, ,which is actually home to the second oldest bias-based task force inside US, NBC said.
“As with all of my crime shows, I want to depict what’s definitely going on in our cities as well as shine a light on the wide-ranging victims as well as show of which justice can prevail,” Wolf said. “Twenty years ago when ‘SVU’ began, very few people felt comfortable coming forward as well as reporting these crimes, yet when you bring the stories into people’s living rooms — with characters as empathetic as Olivia Benson — a real dialogue can begin. of which’s what I expect we can do with This specific completely new show in a world where hate crimes have reached an egregious level.”
Co-creator Warren Leight added of which the series will spotlight the men as well as women “on the front lines in a battle for the soul of our city as well as nation.”
Series stars have not yet been announced.