ID links with People magazine for crime series

Investigation Discovery and People are teaming up to produce a one-hour weekly true crime series, People Magazine Investigates (pictured).
March 30, 2016

Investigation Discovery and People magazine are teaming up for a one-hour weekly true crime series.

The 10-part People Magazine Investigates will delve into well-known American crime stories and recount their impact on the participants, as well as pop culture, through interviews, first-hand accounts, archival footage and new facts and evidence.

Cases profiled include the Grim Sleeper serial killer trial and the kidnapping of cheerleader Hannah Anderson.

The series is the first of several TV projects that People plans on rolling out. It is being produced by Radley Studios and People Productions and will premiere this fall.

“Since People‘s debut in 1974, our unique human interest and crime coverage has been enormously popular, and we have increased it in recent years,” said Jess Cagle (pictured, center), the magazine’s editorial director, in a statement. “In all of our crime content, and on all our platforms, People pays tribute to the victims, and provides their friends and families an opportunity to tell their stories.”

Donnie Eichar, Brandon Hill, Chad Itskowitz are exec producing for Radley. Cagle, Rich Battista and Dan Wakeford will serve as executive producers for People and Thomas Cutler is executive producer for ID.

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