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Court TV preps O.J. Simpson, Harvey Weinstein docuseries

U.S. justice system-centric cable network Court TV, part of Katz Networks, is producing new docs and docuseries including a series about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, marking its 25th anniversary. Dubbed ...
July 29, 2019

U.S. justice system-centric cable network Court TV, part of Katz Networks, is producing new docs and docuseries including a series about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, marking its 25th anniversary.

Dubbed “the trial of the century,” the O.J. Simpson trial saw the NFL star and actor facing charges of murder related to the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles in 1994.

The case became a lightning rod for discussions about everything from DNA evidence to racism within the LAPD, eventually leading to Simpson’s acquittal on both counts of murder.

OJ25 will revisit the trial in its entirety, replaying every minute of the 37 weeks of court footage, presented as 37 hour-long chapters, with legal insight and commentary provided by experts, as well as exclusive new interviews with the key players in the case.

Roger Cossack, who covered and provided legal analysis of the trial for CNN in 1995, will serve as host.

The series is the first of a slate of original docuseries to be branded ‘Court TV Mysteries’ set to begin rolling out in 2020. Each series will include Court TV trial footage, stylized re-creations, expert investigative insights and exclusive legal and law enforcement analysis.

The original programming slate will be guided by Court TV vice presidents and managing editors John Alleva and Scott Tufts and former Turner Broadcasting programming executives David Hudson, EVP of original programming for Katz Networks, and Sophia Karteris Kelley, SVP of original programming for Katz Networks.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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