A long-brewing Law & Order spinoff may eventually land with a new home, so as to most genuinely tell its stories. Law & Order: Hate Crimes was given a 13-episode order back in September 2018, though NBC pressed pause on the spinoff six months later. Now, SVU showrunner Warren Leight, who has been shepherding the Hate Crimes offshoot, told the latest edition of THR’s TV’s Top 5 podcast, “I think it was perceived to be a better fit with Peacock,” NBCU’s new streaming service. “The vocabulary people use when they commit hate crimes is not acceptable on network television, and that’s an interesting consideration.”
NBC said 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 show will be introduced in the upcoming 20th season of sister program Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.