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Dick Wolf, Magical Elves on “Jury” duty for NBC

NBC's long-running scripted police procedural series Law & Order will receive a reality adaptation from producer Dick Wolf (pictured) via Law & Order: You the Jury.
September 17, 2015

NBC’s long-running scripted police procedural series Law & Order will receive a reality adaptation from producer Dick Wolf (pictured).

The tentatively titled Law & Order: You the Jury will follow real-life civil cases allowing viewers the opportunity to serve as the jury. The docudrama is produced by Wolf Reality and Hollywood-based prodco Magical Elves.

During each live hour-long episode, viewers will be encouraged to interact with the series by casting votes throughout the trial on the “veracity of witnesses and persuasiveness of evidence” and on each resulting verdict. An airdate has not yet been announced.

Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers for Wolf Reality, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz exec producing for Magical Elves.

The announcement comes more than a year after A&E Network had signed on for Wolf’s 8 x 60-minute detective series D.O.A.

About The Author
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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