First debuting in 1990, “Law & Order” continues to live on as its “Special Victims Unit” spinoff prepares to kick off its 20th season, and viewers will soon be seeing another entry in the “L&O” franchise.

According to a news release from NBC, the network has greenlit a new spinoff titled “Law & Order: Hate Crimes”, which will focus on crimes in which intolerance and prejudice are the motivating factors.

Co-created by “L&O” creator Dick Wolf and former “SVU” showrunner Warren Leight, the series is “based on New York’s actual 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.”

“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,” Wolf said in a statement. “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.”

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Added Leight: “I’m extremely impressed by the actual men and women investigating these cases in a city as complicated and diverse as New York. The work they are doing puts them on the front lines in a battle for the soul of our city and nation. I’m thrilled about the chance to reunite with Dick and NBC to portray the reality of this crisis.”

According to NBC’s announcement, viewers can look for “the first incarnation of this new unit” to be introduced in an episode of “SVU” airing during the latter part of the 20th season.

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In the meantime, fans of Wolf’s shows (which include Global’s “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med”), will want to check out his latest: “FBI”, a gritty new procedural crime drama starring former “Rookie Blue” star Missy Peregrym.

“FBI” will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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