U.S. broadcaster ABC is teaming up with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker (pictured) for Whodunnit?, a nine-episode primetime reality competition series.
The show, produced by 51 Minds and Zuiker’s Dare to Pass, is in production now, and promises to put 13 contestants’ investigative skills to the test.
The interactive series pits the contestants against each other in a quest to solve a series of puzzling murders. “Each week players will use a variety of crime scene investigation techniques to meticulously uncover evidence that will ultimately reveal who among them is the killer,” ABC said of the series. The show carries a US$250,000 prize.
“I’ve built a career telling crime stories, and if there’s one thing that I’ve learned, especially from CSI, it’s that the audience loves to solve the mystery,” said Zuiker. “Whodunnit? allows everyday fans to be in the show themselves and get the chance every week to do what they love best, which is ultimately solve the case.”
Zuiker and 51 Minds founder Cris Abrego are the exec producers. Matt Weinberg, president of Dare to Pass, also serves as a producer.