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CBS Orders Hate Crime Investigation Drama Pilot With Katie Couric Producing

Jenny Lumet will serve as writer and executive producer, with Alex Kurtzman producing

CBS has ordered a drama pilot about a team of investigators who specialize in hate crimes, TheWrap has learned.

The untitled project will follow an elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit, who solve a myriad of crimes against humanity as they confront their own biases.

Noted journalist Katie Couric, who recently produced the gun control documentary “Under the Gun,” will serve as an executive producer on the pilot, along with David Marshall Grant and Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin through their Secret Hideout banner. Jenny Lumet will write and executive produce the pilot. CBS Television Studios will produce.

This pilot order marks the latest drama order at CBS this season. Among the pilots ordered at the network this season are: a NASA drama called “Mission Control” that will be written by Andy Weir; a thriller about a former CIA operative-turned-professor who is enlisted to catch a serial killer entitled “Killer Instinct;” and “Perfect Citizen,” about an NSA whistleblower who joins a Boston law firm.

Last week, the network also ordered a pilot for an untitled Navy SEALs drama. Benjamin Cavell, who served as a writer and executive producer on the FX drama “Justified,” will serve as the writer and executive producer on that pilot.