Law & Order: Hate Crimes joins the list of ‘none-and-done’ TV shows cancelled.
NBC has opened the grave on its Law & Order spinoff series ahead of its 13-episode first season premiere this fall.
That no longer will happen. Law & Oder: Hate Crimes, co-created by Wolf and one of his top lieutenants, former Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight, remains in active development at the network as everyone needed more time to flesh out the concept. SVU has not been renewed yet but likely will be so it can break the record for the longest-running drama series jointly held by Gunsmoke and Law & Order, so the spinoff could be introduced during SVU‘s 21st and likely final season.
The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real 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’s detectives to assist in their investigations.
It remains to be seen if Law & Order: Hate Crimes can escape the reaper’s clutches to rise again next year. Stay tuned. But for now, and perhaps forever…