NBC’s long-running crime drama “Regulation & Order: Particular Victims Unit” will tackle police brutality to spotlight the dying of George Floyd and the anti-cop demonstrations engulfing America’s streets.
Government producer Warren Leight laid out his plans on The Hollywood Reporter “TV’s High 5” podcast, telling the hosts that Floyd’s dying “has to come back up and it will,” Fox Information reported.
“There are methods, we will discover our approach in to inform the story,” Leight instructed listeners. “Presumably our cops will nonetheless be attempting to do the precise factor but it surely’s going to be tougher for them and so they’re going to grasp why it’s arduous for them.”
Leight additionally talked about how he will change up the present’s writers “to usher in new voices, contemporary voices, completely different voices.” He didn’t element the adjustments.
Prior to now 12 months, Leight instructed the hosts, the crime drama, which premiered in 1999, has “tried actually arduous within the final 12 months to indicate how class and race have an effect on the outcomes of justice in society.”
He identified, although, that he suspects “‘actually arduous’ wasn’t sufficient,” Fox Information reported.
“This must be a second the place folks make themselves uncomfortable — the place folks in energy should make themselves uncomfortable,” he mentioned.