A&E explores “Cajun Justice”

MAK Pictures is training its lens on a sheriff's office in Southern Louisiana for the A&E series Cajun Justice, premiering on June 7.
April 11, 2012

MAK Pictures is training its lens on a sheriff’s office in Southern Louisiana for the A&E series Cajun Justice, premiering on June 7.

The 21 x 30-minute docuseries focuses on the detectives and deputies of the Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s office, led by Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois Jr., which polices over 2,000 square miles of swampland in Southern Louisiana. Cajun Justice explores both the personalities of the local Cajuns and the justice system of Louisiana, the only state in the U.S. that is ruled under Napoleonic law.

Cases covered in the show range from a sighting of the Rougarou, a shape-shifting swamp monster, to a neighbor reporting a stolen air conditioner during a heat wave.

Cajun Justice is a character-driven docudrama unlike any other nonfiction cop show,” said David McKillop, EVP of programming for A&E. “We are thrilled to introduce viewers to this fascinating, strange and dangerous world they have never seen before.”

For MAK Pictures, executive producers are Ken Arlidge, Mark Kadin and Ken Reichling, while David McKillop and Laura Fleury are executive producers for A&E.

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