ID and Discovery+ just released the massive slates of specials and series coming to the true crime network next year. We’ve already discussed upcoming specials, which are mostly updates on true crime cases from the 1990s, so now let’s take a look at the new series and reboots coming to ID this year:
Faded away – The popular podcast will now be available as a TV series, which examines missing persons cases.
Who the (Beep) did I marry – ID’s iconic series returns with more not-so-happily-ever-after stories. It examines what happens when victims are lured into romantic relationships by manipulative and charming criminals. The results are always devastating and often deadly.
Wild Wicked West – When a murder occurs in a remote area without CCTV or witnesses, cases are extremely difficult to solve. Wild Wicked West looks at murder in the western United States, where investigations often have to go old school.
The True ID Crime Series Asks How Well We Really Know Our Neighbors
The murderer next door – “He was just a normal, quiet guy.” A variation of this phrase has been uttered many times by people who wake up one morning to find that the silent guy next door has just committed murder. These shocked neighbors are at the center of this series, which digs to see what might have been missed.
In pursuit with John Walsh – Walsh became incredibly passionate about finding missing children after his own son Adam was kidnapped and murdered in 1981. His true crime television series helped apprehend several child predators, and in the fourth season of his current show, he is joined by his son Callahan. Together, the two give details to their audience about unsolved violent crimes, in hopes of finally getting justice for the families.
On the affair with Paula Zahn – Zahn travels across the country to speak to those directly affected by various crimes. As the cases presented reach their conclusions, Paula involves eyewitnesses and experts in her discussion.
People Magazine investigates – The ripped-from-the-headline true-crime series returns for a sixth season, tackling the heart of the cases we think we know. But like PeopleExperienced journalists show us that there is always more to learn.
American detective with Lt. Joe Kenda – Kenda has an impressive 92% solve rate and his career has been covered in all nine seasons of the ID series Homicide Hunter: Lieutenant Joe Kenda. Now he returns to honor other men and women in law enforcement. Each episode will feature a different, hard-working, justice-seeking detective.
Reasonable doubt –Chris Anderson and defense attorney Fatima Silva are reopening the books on controversial murder cases. Their goal is to ensure that the right person has been apprehended and that an innocent person does not serve their sentence. During this season, 10 cases will be reviewed and 10 families will receive Anderson and Silva’s results.
Undercover Underage – Roo Powell is the founder of SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse), an organization that fights against the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children online, and she brings her expertise to this true crime series. Powell poses as an underage decoy online, then helps stop the child predators. Each episode follows Roo and her team in real time as she pretends to be a teenager, then works to uncover the true identities of the predators interacting with her.
evil lives here – Can you imagine how you would feel if someone you loved and thought you knew well was found guilty of a horrific crime? This series features people who have been placed in exactly that situation and explores the trauma and pain that comes with it.
body camera – As true followers of crime know, law enforcement often uses body cameras, and the footage is sometimes used to determine whether or not they acted appropriately. Some of these images are shown in this series, allowing viewers to experience these scenarios and life and death decisions in a split second.
Murder under the Friday night lights – Nothing says small town America like a good old fashioned Friday night high school football game. But, sometimes, a horrific crime shatters that perfect image, and the little town must suffer.
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