Move over, Detective Olivia Benson. Dick Wolf and friends are introducing us to an all-new elite squad and we can’t wait to hear their stories.
NBC just announced that Wolf, creator of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, has a whole new police procedural up his sleeve: Law & Order: Hate Crimes. And guess what? It’s already been picked up for 13 episodes, so it’s bound to be good.
The forthcoming series is inspired by a real-life New York City-based task force that focuses specifically on bias-based crimes. According to NBC, the Hate Crimes unit works under NYPD’s Special Victims unit, aka Olivia Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) team. Both squadrons often share detectives, so we might even see some SVU favorites on the new show. In fact, the two are so intertwined that the new Hate Crimes unit will be introduced in the upcoming 20th season of SVU, which premieres on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Law & Order: Hate Crimes hasn’t yet snagged a release date, but we can’t wait to hear those jail doors slamming shut.