Discovery Channel has set a January 5 air date for the true-crime series Killing Fields.
The series is being produced by Sirens Media with producer Tom Fontana and director Barry Levinson (Homicide: Life on the Street) serving as co-executive producers.
Killing Fields is set in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and follows detective Rodie Sanchez as he comes out of retirement to reopen an investigation into the 1997 unsolved disappearance and subsequent death of 34-year-old Louisiana State University graduate student Eugenie Boisfontaine, who died of blunt-force trauma to the head.
The show is being shot in real-time and is billed as the network’s first true-crime series. Other characters in the show include “young hot-shot detective” Aubrey St. Angelo and detectives from the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s office.
Killing Fields will premiere on January 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.