On the heels of FX’s first “American Crime Story” season finale comes news that NBC is also venturing into the world of true crime anthologies.
NBC announced Wednesday that it has ordered an eight episode season of “Law & Order: True Crime.”
The inaugural season will focus on the infamous murder case involving the Menendez Brothers (and be fittingly titled “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Brothers Murders”).
Dick Wolf, the creative force behind the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” franchises, will develop the new series.
“We’ve been talking with Dick about how to create an event series coming out of the ‘Law & Order’ ripped-from-the-headlines brand. This case captured the public’s attention like nothing before it as it examined taboo issues such as patricide and matricide in gruesome detail, all against a backdrop of privilege and wealth,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We will recreate the cultural and societal surroundings of both the murders and trials when people were not only obsessed with the case but examining how and why these brothers committed these heinous crimes.”
A premiere date has not yet been set.