A&E NETWORK GREENLIGHTS NEW NONFICTION SERIES "D.O.A." (WORKING TITLE) FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DICK WOLF
SERIES WILL FOLLOW AN ELITE TEAM OF DETECTIVES WHO RE-INVESTIGATE CONTROVERSIAL AND MYSTERIOUS MURDER CASES
NEW YORK, NY - April 17, 2014 - A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series "D.O.A." (working title) from executive producer Dick Wolf and his Wolf Reality along with Left/Right Productions, it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network. The series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined. Production begins this spring on eight hour-long episodes.
The elite team of investigators include Detective Michelle Wood, a homicide officer from Chicago with 13 years on the force; Detective Joe Schillaci, a 30-year veteran of the Miami PD with a background in homicide and undercover work; and Kevin "Spider" Gannon, a retired NYPD detective and supervisor. With no prior knowledge of the crime or the verdict, Michelle, Joe and Kevin will begin their investigation at a meticulously reconstructed crime scene and will work the case, interviewing first-person players and forensic specialists. The question is: will they come to the same conclusion as in the original case? Or could the wrong man be behind bars?
"A&E has long been an innovator in crime and justice programming," said McKillop. "We are looking to expand on our industry leading position by partnering with the master of the genre, Dick Wolf, on such a fascinating and unique new series."
"D.O.A." is produced by Wolf Reality and Left/Right for A&E Network. Executive producers for Wolf Reality are Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer. Executive producers for Left/Right are Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver. Executive producers for A&E Network are Laura Fleury and Brad Holcman.
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