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A&E to follow Atlanta detectives in “The First 48″ spin-off

American cable net A&E has greenlit another six-episode spin-off of its flagship reality docuseries The First 48, set to premiere in 2019. The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta (pictured) will follow ...
November 14, 2018

American cable net A&E has greenlit another six-episode spin-off of its flagship reality docuseries The First 48, set to premiere in 2019.

The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta (pictured) will follow a group of detectives within the Atlanta Police Department as they band together to solve what’s known as the “Fallen Angel” case in Georgia’s capital, involving the murder of a young woman found naked and shot to death in a neighborhood park.

The series will chronicle the investigative team as it works to uncover new leads that could bring about justice for the victim and her family. The series will also document detectives as they turn to “close-ended cases” in an attempt to unravel the mysteries behind some of the city’s most gruesome and highly visible crimes.

The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta is produced by ITV Entertainment. ITV’s David Eilenberg and Alexis Robie serve as executive producers alongside A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Peter Tarshis.

A&E holds worldwide distribution rights to the spin-off.

The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta premieres Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E. Check out a preview below.

Also, Lucky 8 TV’s prison series 60 Days In will return to A&E for a fifth season as seven innocent participants, including one lone wolf, look to go undercover for a deep dive into the inner workings of a detention facility in Arizona.

60 Days In returns Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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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