[02/15/17 - 11:01 AM]
Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV to Develop "Sports Illustrated: True Crime" Series
The venture, soon to commence discussions with potential distribution partners, will have the added benefit of multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc.

[via press release from Time Inc.]

Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV to Develop "Sports Illustrated: True Crime" Series

The Preeminent Brand in Sports Journalism and the Most Successful Producer of Crime TV Team Up to Tell the Personal Stories of Athletes Turned Criminal

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES -- Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated (SI) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV (JBTV), have formed a development partnership to create a new series: Sports Illustrated: True Crime (working title). Inspired by the recently launched and highly-acclaimed SI True Crime investigation franchise, the partners are developing a long-form series that investigates the complicated truths and realities of athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds. The venture, soon to commence discussions with potential distribution partners, will have the added benefit of multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc. Jerry Bruckheimer Television forever changed the landscape of television crime drama in 2000 with "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, which quickly became the number one show on television, as well as its spin-offs, "C.S.I.: Miami" and "C.S.I.: NY."

"It's always so exciting to develop new creative partnerships," said Jerry Bruckheimer, "and 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."

"We are excited to work with Jerry and his outstanding team as we continue to expand the Sports Illustrated brand of storytelling." commented Bruce Gersh, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Time Inc. "This is another example of the incredible strength and trust of Sports Illustrated, and the opportunities we are capitalizing upon to extend the brand to new audiences."

Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed will be Executive Producers. For Time Inc./Sports Illustrated it is: Gersh, Ian Orefice, Chris Stone, Jon Wertheim and Josh Oshinsky.

This deal represents the latest in long-form programming from Time Inc. which has a record number of projects underway including a two-night, four hour documentary on Princess Diana for ABC; "People Icons" for ABC; the hit "People Magazine Investigates" for Investigation Discovery; Time's "The Mars Generation" for Netflix; "Beyond a Year in Space", the sequel to the Emmy-nominated "Year in Space", produced in partnership with PBS; The Making of SI Swimsuit 2017" for DirecTV Now; and "Puppy Bowl: Where Are They Now" for Animal Planet.

Jerry Bruckheimer Television, whose global brand of excellence and innovation has dominated the medium for nearly 20 years, recently debuted "Training Day" on CBS in addition to its hit crime fantasy series "Lucifer" on FOX and the ten-time Emmy Award winning reality competition series "The Amazing Race," also on CBS.


Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in the history of the medium, with innovative and powerful storytelling establishing new benchmarks in programming excellence. Jerry Bruckheimer Television's series have included C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, C.S.I.: Miami, C.S.I.: NY, Cold Case, Without A Trace, Lucifer, Training Day and the ten-time Emmy Award winner The Amazing Race. In the 2005-6 season Jerry Bruckheimer Television had a record-breaking 10 series on network television, a feat unprecedented in nearly 60 years of television history. Jerry Bruckheimer Television shows have garnered 130 Emmy Award nominations and 23 wins.


Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 150 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.'s creative lab and content studio; and the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the Time 100, Fortune Most Powerful Women, People's Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year, the Essence Festival and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

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