Peacock, Denise Brown to develop true crime series

Denise Brown (pictured), the sister of O.J. Simpson's late wife Nicole Brown Simpson, has entered a deal with NBC News' Peacock Productions to develop a true-crime series.
June 3, 2016

Denise Brown (pictured) – the sister of O.J. Simpson’s late wife Nicole Brown Simpson – has secured a deal with NBC News’ Peacock Productions to develop an as yet untitled true crime series.

The unscripted series is slated to follow Brown and a team of experts as they investigate all sides of the story in cases where justice has been called into question.

Following her sister’s death on June 12, 1994, Brown has committed herself to raising awareness and education against domestic violence, and has traveled the U.S. speaking on the issue of domestic violence since 1995. She has also worked to help pass a variety of legislative solutions for domestic abuse, testified to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for increased funding for the Violence Against Women Act, and assisted in the success of the Vine System, an automated victim notification service of the release of batterers from jail or prison.

Brown is the founder and president of The Elite Speakers Bureau, which provides education on issues such as abuse, school and workplace safety and mental health; and the co-founder and president of the Nicole Brown Foundation, a non-profit national advocacy organization combating domestic violence.

“Denise has experienced first-hand the complexities of the criminal justice system,” said Melody Shafir, VP of development for Peacock Productions, in a statement. “She testified on behalf of her sister during one of the most high-profile murder trials in recent history and will draw on that experience throughout the series, with a deep understanding of the impact the system can have on the victim’s family.”

“I am excited to begin working with Peacock and tell the stories of lives that have forever been changed by the criminal justice system,” added Brown.

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