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ABC sets June date for “Final Witness”

U.S. broadcaster ABC has ordered Final Witness, a seven-episode true-crime series which will launch June 27, promising to deliver "a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama."
May 30, 2012

U.S. broadcaster ABC has ordered Final Witness, a seven-episode true-crime series which will launch June 27, promising to deliver “a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama.”

The show is an extension of The Kids Aren’t Alright, which originally aired as a backdoor pilot on September 14, 2010 and was subsequently greenlit to series.

Produced by Lincoln Square Productions, the series is billed as offering a unique look at some of America’s most shocking murders. Each episode will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim’s point of view.

Final Witness features interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with dramatization “that thrusts viewers into the heart of each crime.”

The executive producers are Rudy Bednar and Christine Connor; the senior producer is Adam Feinstein; the series producer is Lee Beckett; and the series production manager is Alex Friedman.

The hour-long premiere episode will air in a 10 p.m. EST time slot.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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