The previously announced Law & Order: Hate Crimes has been put on hold while the concepts are fleshed out. The spinoff received a 13 episode order by NBC late last year.
Additionally, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has yet to receive a renewal for its record breaking 21st season. It is expected to be renewed with a potential lead in for the Hate Crimes spinoff.
Hate Crimes would be the seventh Law & Order series. Dick wolf said the following when the spinoff was announced:
“As with all of my crime shows, I want to depict what’s really going on in our cities and shine a light on the wide-ranging victims and show that justice can prevail…Twenty years ago when SVU began, very few people felt comfortable coming forward and reporting these crimes, but when you bring the stories into people’s living rooms – with characters as empathetic as Olivia Benson – a real dialogue can begin. That’s what I hope we can do with this new show in a world where hate crimes have reached an egregious level.”