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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┬áserves 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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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