Law & Order: Hate Crimes is an upcoming American police procedural television series, created by Dick Wolf and Warren Leight, that is set to premiere on NBC. It is the seventh US series in the Law & Order franchise.
Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
On September 4, 2018, NBC announced that it had given an 13-episode order of the latest installment of the franchise entitled Law & Order: Hate Crimes.
Law & Order: Hate Crimes is based on New York's actual Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. 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 detectives to assist in their investigations. The new Law & Order series will be introduced as a planted spin-off from SVU.
In March 2019, NBC confirmed that Law & Order: Hate Crimes had been delayed and would not be airing in the 2019-20 season. An official air date is yet to be confirmed.
Law & Order: Hate Crimes is a Wolf Entertainment production in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf and Warren Leight are creators and executive producers. Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.