ID, Weinstein, Jupiter team for JonBenet Ramsey series

The U.S. crime net is marking the 20th anniversary of JonBenét Ramsey's (pictured) murder with a three-part docuseries from Weinstein Television, American Media Inc. and Jupiter Entertainment.
August 2, 2016

U.S. crime net Investigation Discovery (ID) has ordered a three-part docuseries on the murder of JonBenét Ramsey from Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and National Enquirer magazine parent company American Media Inc.

JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery (w/t) will chronologically re-examine evidence in the unsolved case of the six-year-old beauty queen (pictured) who was found murdered in the basement of her Colorado home in 1996. It will also highlight never-before-seen police interrogation tapes, unsealed documents and more than 500 family photos to shed further light into the 20-year mystery.

In addition, the series will feature exclusive interviews with key figures around the crime, including Gordon Coombes, a former investigator for the Boulder County District Attorney’s office; Diane Dimond, an investigative journalist; Ollie Gray and John San Agustin, private investigators hired by the Ramsey family; and Pamela Griffin, who handmade all of JonBenét’s pageant costumes.

Executive producers on the series include Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Patrick Reardon, Stephen Land, Allison Wallach, Matt Sprouse, David Pecker and Dylan Howard. ID’s Pamela Deutsch serves as senior executive producer.

The three-night event is scheduled to premiere September 12 at 10 p.m. EST/PST across ID. It will also broadcast throughout Discovery Networks International’s factual and lifestyle channels in more than 220 territories this fall.

Elsewhere, ID has also provided the greenlight to NBC News’ Peacock Productions for an hour-long special examining the state of police affairs and race relations.

Black and Blue will follow Emmy-winning investigative journalist Tony Harris as he travels the U.S. to speak candidly with law enforcement officials and community leaders to reveal how shootings conducted by and against police impact African-American communities and what is being done to quell the violence.

The special will also provide audiences with insight into the challenges faced by police when working to protect divided municipalities in troubling times, while exploring the “seeds of escalation” in specific cities and new, innovative community-based policing methods.

Peacock’s Elizabeth Fischer and Knute Walker serve as executive producers alongside ID’s Lorna Thomas.

Black and Blue is slated to premiere this fall across Investigation Discovery.

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