Fox Picks Up Hate Crime Procedural from Former “Law & Order: SVU” Showrunner

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Veteran showrunner and writer are developing a brand new legal drama at Fox with a script plus penalty commitment. The untitled series is a character-driven scripted procedural that is likely to touch on relevant and sensitive topics.

The new show follows an FBI task force consisting of a cop, lawyer, psychologist, and social media expert as they across the country to investigate and solve hate crimes. The focus is on justice and the healing of communities that have been plagued by these hate crimes.

Both Baer and Humphris will serve as executive alongside Jessica Shulman of Baer’s Bones Prods.

Baer previously served as the showrunner on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for 11 seasons and before that he was a writer and showrunner for ER.

Humphris has written on several series, including Supernatural, Elementary, and Mad Man. She worked with Baer on Under the Dome, for which he was a showrunner, and she eventually became a co-exec on the series as well.

They are both repped by .

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This news was first reported by Variety.

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