NBC Orders Dick Wolf’s ‘Law & Order: True Crime’ as the Next TV Series to Tackle a Famous SoCal Murder

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NBC orders Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: True Crime as the next TV series to tackle a famous SoCal murder

A day after the end of The People v. O.J. Simpson, NBC has announced that the Menendez Brothers, who are serving a life sentence for the 1989 killing of their parents in their Beverly Hills home, will be the subject of the first season of the anthology series Law & Order: True Crime. “This case,” says NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statement, “captured the public’s attention like nothing before it as it examined taboo issues such as patricide and matricide in gruesome detail, all against a backdrop of privilege and wealth. We will recreate the cultural and societal surroundings of both the murders and trials when people were not only obsessed with the case but examining how and why these brothers committed these heinous crimes.”

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