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Bruckheimer, SI partner on true crime series

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV have secured a partnership to develop the tentatively titled Sports Illustrated: True Crime series. Inspired by the recently launched SI True Crime investigation ...
February 16, 2017

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV have secured a partnership to develop the tentatively titled Sports Illustrated: True Crime series.

Inspired by the recently launched SI True Crime investigation franchise, the long-form docuseries will look to investigate the personal stories and criminal cases of top-flight athletes.

Jerry Bruckheimer (pictured), Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed serve as exec producers alongside Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Gersh , Ian Orefice, Chris Stone, Jon Wertheim and Josh Oshinsky.

The venture, soon to begin discussions with distribution partners, will be supported by multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc.

The deal marks Time Inc.’s latest efforts in long-form programming, which has a number of projects underway including ABC’s forthcoming four-hour documentary on Diana, Princess of Wales; ABC’s People Icons; Investigation Discovery’s People Magazine Investigates; Netflix’s The Mars Generation; PBS’s Beyond a Year in Space; and virtual reality docuseries Capturing Everest.

Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s reality credits include CBS’s 10-time Emmy Award-winning reality competition series The Amazing Race.

“We are really thrilled to collaborate with Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated on what we feel is the next step in our continuing efforts to bring crime drama to the next level on television,” said Bruckheimer in a statement.

 

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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