Investigation Discovery is jumping into the OJ fray with a new true-crime docu-series it has unveiled just ahead of the network’s upfront presentation in New York. The network said today it is kicking off production on Hard Evidence: OJ Is Innocent, a six-episode series executive produced and narrated by Martin Sheen which purports to present a new theory and never-before-seen evidence to reveal a possible new suspect. An early 2017 air date is being targeted.
The news comes amid a slew of OJ-related programming including FX’s Ryan Murphy series America Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson and others that come 21 years after Simpson was acquitted of double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
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“The series intends to explore three questions,” said Sheen in the network’s announcement. “What if there were enough evidence that proved O.J. Simpson did not murder his ex-wife Nicole or Ron Goldman? What if the real killer were still at large? And finally, what if a grand jury convened to reconsider the case based on new evidence?”
The docu-series will focus on Dallas-based private investigator William C. Dear, who has gathered undisputed facts and critical new evidence to build a new theory that Simpson is innocent. He teams with former LAPD forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie and Rhode Island police Sgt. Derrick Levasseur to re-examine the case from beginning to end, revealing compelling new information that points the finger directly at a new suspect.
The series is from Objective Media Group America/All3Media America, with Jimmy Fox, Greg Lipstone, Layla Smith, Sheen and Dear serving as executive producers.
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