11:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Law and Order: True Crime' Taps Lesli Linka Glatter to Direct
Lesli Linka Glatter is headed to NBC.
The Homeland veteran is set to direct the first two episodes of the network's upcoming anthology series Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The first season will focus on brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of their parents' 1989 murder and subsequently claimed they had suffered a lifetime of abuse from their parents. Their father, Jose Menendez, was accused of sexual abuse, as well as being unusually cruel, while mother Kitty Menendez was accused of being mentally unstable and a violent drug and alcohol abuser.
The brothers were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1996. The siblings, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the murders, were tried separately but eventually found guilty in a third trial after no verdicts were rendered in the first two because of hung juries.
Edie Falco will play the brothers' famed defense attorney, Leslie Abramson.
Longtime Law & Order showrunner Rene Balcer serves as showrunner and will exec produce with Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney. The series hails from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television. Production begins on the series this spring.
On Oscar nominee and four-time Emmy nominee, Glatter serves as an exec producer and director on Homeland. Her other credits include Mad Men, Ray Donovan, The Walking Dead, True Blood and Masters of Sex, among others. She is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.