NBC's Law & Order franchise adding new hate-crimes drama

2018-09-05 12:26
 
Executive producer Dick Wolf

Los Angeles — NBC's Law & Order franchise is adding what the network calls a relevant new series about hate crimes.

The network said on Tuesday that it's ordered 13 episodes of Law & Order: Hate Crimes.

The drama from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is based on New York state's Hate Crimes Task Force.

The fictional version of the task force will be introduced in the upcoming 20th season of sister show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Wolf said in a statement that he wants to shine a light on the wide range of crime victims in big U.S. cities and show that justice can prevail.

A debut date hasn't been announced for Law & Order: Hate Crimes, created and produced by Wolf and Warren Leight.

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