(Silver Spring, Md., October 16, 2017) – America’s most-watched true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., announced today the return of their break-out hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Drawing from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the second season of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features 12 all-new, compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. Season two of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES debuts Monday, November 6 at 10/9c, only on ID.
“We at ID are delighted to partner once again with some of the best people in true crime journalism today,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of
EXETER The voices behind a true crime podcast garnering national listenership will come together for a night of chatter at the Word Barn on Oct. 12.
Crime Writers On, featuring Rebecca Lavoie, Kevin Flynn, Toby Ball and Lara Bricker, has morphed into a weekly discussion on true crime, journalism, and pop culture. According to Bricker, an Exeter resident, they’re getting 70,000 to 100,000 downloads a week.
The event, titled “An Evening with the Crime Writers,” is a fundraiser for the Exeter Historical Society. Bricker said several society trustees and employees listen to the podcast, and originally asked if she were interested in speaking about true crime in Exeter.
Lavoie and Flynn have written books about true crime cases on the Seacoast, including Seth Mazzaglia who killed a University of New Hampshire student in 2012. They’ve also written about Epping murderer Sheila
Interestingly, FX has been doing extremely well for itself in recent years when it comes to the quality of its content, even if it doesn’t always get all the buzz it deserves. Over the last three years, FX series have won more Emmys than Amazon and Netflix combined. FX even set a record for basic cable in 2016 with a whopping 56 Emmy nominations, and its shows took home an impressive 18. In 2017, FX won more Golden Globes than any other platform. As long as series like American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Fargo (if it returns), and Legion keep delivering unique content, FX could continue growing its audience base. FX+ may help the network gain a foothold in a new territory.
Now that he’s been granted parole, O.J. Simpson could be released from prison as soon as Oct. 1. But that will still be too late for him to get a look at “The O.J. Simpson Museum,” a five-day pop-up exhibition coming to the art space Coagula Curatorial in L.A.’s Chinatown Aug. 18 to 22.
Many of course believe that Simpson does not deserve a museum, even if it’s only a temporary gallery show. Coagula Curatorial owner Mat Gleason, however, says the exhibition is not intended to glorify Simpson. It’s largely a statement, he says, about the morbid fan culture around his murder trial.
“There are people to this day that say O.J. is innocent — not me — but it’s an obsession among Americans,” Gleason says. “All this stuff, this is the art of the people, the visual language of the common man.”
To display that visual language, more than 300 Simpson
All the comics I loved in the ’80s — Batman, Uncanny X-Men, Dr. Strange — are now enjoying a rebirth as Hollywood explores the DC and Marvel universes of my youth for potential blockbuster films. The usual superhero fare typical to comics has been exploding on the movie landscape, but back in the comics world, mob historian Christian Cipollini is bringing stories from the true-crime genre to comics — a sort of role reversal — with his debut series, Lucky, based on the infamous mafioso and founder of the five New York crime families, Lucky Luciano.
“Lucky, as a character for comics, isn’t a straightforward bad guy or good guy, not even an antihero, really,” Cipollini explains, pointing out that most superhero characters have elements of both dark and light. That human dynamic epitomizes the first issue
As O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing gets underway, it seems the football star and infamous true-crime figure is making headlines once again. In the wake of renewed public interest in Simpson, a new, slightly different documentary about his life has been revealed.
According to Deadline, the AE network has announced a 2-hour documentary special “Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson.” Following the popularity of award-winning series “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and documentaries like ESPN’s “O.J.: Made In America,” Investigation Discovery’s “Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence” and a previous documentary from AE “O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes,” it’s impossible to ignore the public demand for more information about Simpson.
However, what makes the new series special is the fact that it will be focused less on the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, and the subsequent trial, but instead on his 2007 conviction
After the success of FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” scripted real-life crime stories have become a thing. Coming to a small screen near you: “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” and two more seasons of “American Crime Story,” one about the murder of Gianni Versace and the other about Hurricane Katrina.
Here’s a project I will eagerly anticipate. Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma” and “13th,” will be writing and directing a five-episode drama about the Central Park Five case for Netflix. Five teenagers — four black, one Latino — were wrongly convicted of raping a 28-year-old female jogger in Central Park. The sentences were ultimately vacated because of DNA evidence and an accurate confession by a serial rapist. DuVernay’s
EXCLUSIVE: After new evidence has emerged in the murders of the Herbert Clutter family, made famous by Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, Glass Entertainment Group and Daniel H. Birman Productions have joined to produce a limited series based on what is one of the most famous crime stories in American history.
The Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas were murdered one by one on their ranch in their pajamas on Nov. 15, 1959 — the father Herbert, the mother Bonnie Mae and two teen children Nancy, 16, and Kenyon, 15, all bound and all but the young girl gagged before being shot in the head. Two of Clutter’s neighbors walked through the crime scene — tipped off by a friend of Nancy Clutter who had gone by and said she had seen a body — before the sheriff’s department and then the Kansas
The murder of Gianni Versace will be chronicled in FX’s American Crime Story sooner than scheduled. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was originally slated as the third season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series – following a second season focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – but will now air as season two, per Variety.
While production on Versace has been underway for several weeks, with Murphy sharing a first look from the set last month, Katrina is still currently in pre-production. The shakeup means that season two will hew much closer to the show’s true-crime roots, and given how acclaimed its first season The People v OJ Simpson was, that may be a smart move.
Adapted from the true crime book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, the series will chronicle the 1997 murder of Versace. Cunanan shot Versace
In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction docuseries are slated to debut across Investigation Discovery, Complex Networks, HLN and TV One.
Global lifestyle brand and media company Complex Networks will accompany a young, self-taught survivalist on a variety of adventures in Going Cambo!.
Produced by Rated Red, the docuseries features Cameron “Cambo” Bowling as he takes guests on a 48-hour adventure through the wilderness of Alabama. Each week, three episodes ranging in length from six to nine minutes will see visitors dropped into remote locations in the backwoods of Alabama and are taught, by Cambo, to live and survive off the wild terrain. Going Cambo! premieres May 30 on streaming service go90 and are scheduled for release on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Elsewhere, American cable net HLN will debut Nutopia’s true crime series Beyond Reasonable Doubt on June 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The 6 x 60 docuseries will take viewers inside the world of