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Exclusive: ID readies Jupiter’s “Murder Chose Me”

U.S. crime net Investigation Discovery has slated a mid-February air date for the Jupiter Entertainment-made true crime series Murder Chose Me. The previously announced 10 x 60-minute series documents the career ...
December 8, 2016

U.S. crime net Investigation Discovery has slated a mid-February air date for the Jupiter Entertainment-made true crime series Murder Chose Me.

The previously announced 10 x 60-minute series documents the career of Shreveport, Louisiana homicide detective Rodney Demery (pictured), who has worked tirelessly on more than 250 murder cases over his 14-year career.

Demery holds a personal connection to the world of crime. When he was three years old, his mother was murdered. Years later when he was in his 20s, his brother was imprisoned for life on murder charges.

Having solved each of the 60-plus cases on which he served as lead detective, Demery retired from the Shreveport Police Department in March, 2016. He currently serves as a special homicide investigator for the district attorney’s office.

Murder Chose Me follows a new model of storytelling for ID in which Rod’s backstory unfolds to viewers in a serial fashion with each case inspiring flashbacks to his past in the wake of his mother’s tragic death,” Investigation Discovery’s Jane Latman, who was most recently elevated to executive VP of development, tells realscreen in an email. “As he draws parallels between his story and each new case, viewers learn about how his layered relationship with homicide informs his detective process.”

ID’s Lorna Thomas serves as executive producer alongside Jupiter’s Todd Moss. Erich Sturm is co-exec producer.

Murder Chose Me is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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