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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.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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