Monthly Archives: July 2016

See Steven Avery Case Vividly Recreated in ‘Murder Made Me Famous’

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated hit docuseries Making a Murderer is already planning to return with new episodes that focus on the post-conviction process, furthering the story of Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin woman Teresa Halbach. But for those fans who can’t get enough of the theories of how evidence was handled and weighing in on whether Avery was wrongfully convicted will have a new glimpse into the case. In a new episode of Murder Made Me Famous to air on Reelz on Saturday, July 30th, the case is examined through a different lens, including reenactments of key moments.

Popular true-crime series claims a major detail was left out of ‘Making a Murderer’

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated hit docuseries Making a Murderer is already planning to return with new episodes that focus on the post-conviction process, furthering the story of Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin woman Teresa Halbach. But for those fans who can’t get enough of the theories of how evidence was handled and weighing in on whether Avery was wrongfully convicted will have a new glimpse into the case. In a new episode of Murder Made Me Famous to air on Reelz on Saturday, July 30th, the case is examined through a different lens, including reenactments of key moments.

ITV’s The Investigator to solve mystery of Carole Packman’s murder

New evidence in a 30-year-old murder mystery, including a written confession, is set to be revealed on ITV true crime series The Investigator.  

Viewers have been gripped by detective Mark Williams-Thomas’s probe into the disappearance of Carole Packman, 40, who vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985.

Her husband, Russell Causley, now 72, was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts.

Carole Packman, 40, (pictured) vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985

Her husband, Russell Causley, (pictured) was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts

Carole Packman, 40, (left) vanished from her

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3708353/Thirty-year-old-murder-mystery-SOLVED-TV-s-Investigator-Murder-confession-aired-Carole-Packham-case.html

Thirty-year-old murder mystery ‘SOLVED’ by TV’s The Investigator: Murder confession will be aired in Carole Packman …

New evidence in a 30-year-old murder mystery, including a written confession, is set to be revealed on ITV true crime series The Investigator.  

Viewers have been gripped by detective Mark Williams-Thomas’s probe into the disappearance of Carole Packman, 40, who vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985.

Her husband, Russell Causley, now 72, was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts.

Carole Packman, 40, (pictured) vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985

Her husband, Russell Causley, (pictured) was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts

Carole Packman, 40,

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3708353/Thirty-year-old-murder-mystery-SOLVED-TV-s-Investigator-Murder-confession-aired-Carole-Packham-case.html

ITV’s The Investigator to solve mystery of Carole Packman’s murder …

New evidence in a 30-year-old murder mystery, including a written confession, is set to be revealed on ITV true crime series The Investigator.  

Viewers have been gripped by detective Mark Williams-Thomas’s probe into the disappearance of Carole Packman, 40, who vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985.

Her husband, Russell Causley, now 72, was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts.

Carole Packman, 40, (pictured) vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985

Her husband, Russell Causley, (pictured) was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts

Carole Packman, 40,

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3708353/Thirty-year-old-murder-mystery-SOLVED-TV-s-Investigator-Murder-confession-aired-Carole-Packham-case.html

NBC takes on true crime with new Law & Order anthology series on Menendez case

NBC wants in on the true crime trend. The network is working with Law Order creator Dick Wolf to create a new anthology drama series, reports Deadline. The show will kick off with Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Brothers Murders, which will focus on a high-profile 1989 crime and the legal hullabaloo that followed.

Like FX’s recent hit American Crime Story, the NBC series will be a scripted drama that re-enacts the stories surrounding real-life criminal cases. The first installment will consist of eight episodes centering on brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted in 1996 of their parents’ brutal murder at their Beverly Hills home. They were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, in 1989, when their parents were killed.

Related: Art imitating life: 7 great crime movies based on real-life events

The legal drama featured in The Menendez Brothers Murders should be

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True crime craze continues as NBC orders new ‘Law & Order’ series based on Menendez brothers murders

Have contemporary viewers had their fill of tabloid murders from the 1990s? NBC is about to find out.

The network has officially greenlighted “Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders.” The scripted series will dramatize the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, brothers who were convicted in 1996 of murdering their wealthy parents. Their conviction followed a protracted and well-publicized legal battle in which the brothers claimed they’d been victims of years of abuse.

The eight-episode season is the first in a planned anthology series that will tackle real-life criminal cases, similar to FX’s “American Crime Story.” 

Everything Emmy: The nominees, reactions, snubs and analysis »

True crime craze continues as NBC orders new ‘Law & Order’ series …

Have contemporary viewers had their fill of tabloid murders from the 1990s? NBC is about to find out.

The network has officially greenlighted “Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders.” The scripted series will dramatize the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, brothers who were convicted in 1996 of murdering their wealthy parents. Their conviction followed a protracted and well-publicized legal battle in which the brothers claimed they’d been victims of years of abuse.

The eight-episode season is the first in a planned anthology series that will tackle real-life criminal cases, similar to FX’s “American Crime Story.” 

Everything Emmy: The nominees, reactions, snubs and analysis »

NBC’s ‘Law & Order: True Crime’ Menendez Brothers Series Taps …

Rene Balcer is returning to the “Law Order” franchise to write, executive produce and serve as showrunner on NBC’s new anthology series “Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders.”

Balcer served as one of the original writers on “Law Order,” rising through the ranks to eventually become executive producer and showrunner. He also developed spinoff “Law Order: Criminal Intent,” serving as exec producer and showrunner for 10 seasons.

“Law Order” creator Dick Wolf will executive produce the new anthology through his Wolf Entertainment banner in association with Universal Television. Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney will also executive produce.

“Rene and I have been working together over the past three decades and he is one of a handful of truly great showrunners with whom I’ve worked,” Wolf said in a statement. “‘Law Order’ won the Emmy for

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/law-order-true-crime-menendez-brothers-rene-balcer-showrunner-1201815305/

NBC’s ‘Law & Order: True Crime’ Menendez Brothers Series Taps Rene Balcer as Showrunner

Rene Balcer is returning to the “Law Order” franchise to write, executive produce and serve as showrunner on NBC’s new anthology series “Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders.”

Balcer served as one of the original writers on “Law Order,” rising through the ranks to eventually become executive producer and showrunner. He also developed spinoff “Law Order: Criminal Intent,” serving as exec producer and showrunner for 10 seasons.

“Law Order” creator Dick Wolf will executive produce the new anthology through his Wolf Entertainment banner in association with Universal Television. Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney will also executive produce.

“Rene and I have been working together over the past three decades and he is one of a handful of truly great showrunners with whom I’ve worked,” Wolf said in a statement. “‘Law Order’ won the Emmy for

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/law-order-true-crime-menendez-brothers-rene-balcer-showrunner-1201815305/