NBC has put a hold on moving forward with plans for a “Law & Order: Hate Crimes” spin-off. The project received a thirteen episode straight-to-series order in September and was set to debut in a planted spinoff episode during “Law & Order: SVU” this season.
That plan has now been scrapped. Though progress on the show had not met expectations, it remains in active development and Universal Television isn’t rushing the project so as not to jeopardise their longstanding relationship with series co-creator Dick Wolf and the franchise.
Co-created by Wolf and Warren Leight, the newest franchise spin-off (the seventh to date) would be based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force – the second oldest bias-based task force in the United States and one that upholds a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind.
Wolf and Leight are creators and executive producers while Peter Jankowski and Arthur Forney will also serve as executive producers.