Law & Order: Hate Crimes


Format Crime Drama
Police procedural
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by Dick Wolf
Warren Leight
Starring See below
Narrated By
Opening Theme
Country of origin United States
Language English
Original channel Peacock
Original run
No. of seasons
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List of episodes
IMDB profile Law & Order: HC summary
related shows Law & Order franchise

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 Peacock. It is the seventh US series in the Law & Order franchise.

Premise[edit | edit source]

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.

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Development[edit | edit source]

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, with the first incarnation of the new unit initially meant to appear in the latter part of SVU's twentieth season. 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, therefore putting production on an indefinite hiatus.

Warren Leight, who was developing Law & Order: Hate Crimes before he returned as showrunner of SVU for its latest season, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter's Top 5 Podcast recently. He confirmed that the project still exists and is aimed for streaming. In June 2020, it was reported the series will be streamed on Peacock instead of being aired on NBC due to language concerns.

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 Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

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