NBC Is Bringing More True Crime Stories With ‘Law & Order: True Crime’
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NBC has some ideas about the first season of “Law & Order: True Crime.” It will tackle the Menendez brothers, Lyle and Eric , who were sentenced to life imprisonment at the California Department of Corrections for murdering their parents. They were convicted in 1989, when they were barely adults.
“We’ve been talking with Dick about how to create an event series coming out of the Law & Order ripped-from-the-headlines brand,” NBC President Jennifer Salke said in the press release, per Deadline . The network believes the story has driven public interest in the past and is planning to recreate the events that made headlines. “There is no shortage of compelling real-life criminal cases, and the Menendez trial was more scintillating than most crime fiction,” said Wolf.
The “Law & Order” brand is also in the midst of developing a live courtroom drama for the same network. But the details to its airing, along with the airing of “Law & Order: True Crime,” have yet to be revealed. It is expected that these shows will fall in the upcoming 2016-2017 TV slate, which will be announced during the upfronts in May.