NBC announced Tuesday that they have ordered a spinoff of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that will follow a hate-crimes unit based off of New York’s real-life Hate Crimes Task Force. The series will be created by Law & Order executive producer Dick Wolf and SVU showrunner Warren Leight. “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 to Variety. “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.” The new series, Law & Order: Hate Crimes Unit will run for 13 episodes. Law & Order SVU, which will reportedly introduce the new team, will return September 27, E! News reports—but the cast and premiere date of Hate Crimes remains unclear.