11:54am PT by Michael O'Connell
Marcia Clark Signs Overall Deal With ITV America (Exclusive)
The Marcia Clark renaissance continues.
Ahead of A&E premiering her new true-crime vehicle, Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, the famous former prosecutor has signed an overall deal with Investigates producers ITV America to develop additional TV projects. Newly minted ITV America chief creative officer David Eilenberg on Tuesday revealed the new pact.
“Having had such an incredible experience working alongside David and everyone at ITV America on Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, I could not imagine partnering with a better group of people," Clark said in a statement. "ITV America shares my vision and passion to unearth unique stories that bring important issues and individuals to light, which makes this partnership the most natural fit. I’m looking forward to continuing to lend my voice to the television landscape and thrilled to have ITV America in the trenches with me.”
Clark has again become a prominent figure in media since FX's 2016 hit miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson prompted many Americans to re-examine the way she was treated in the public eye during her ultimately unsuccessful case against the accused murderer. Clark has made the rounds since then, but Investigates marks her first full-on series.
The project follows her interviews with those involved in the first two days of multiple infamous crime investigations, the time period many deem crucial in finding the truth. Clark is both the lead on-camera investigator on the series and its executive producer. (Investigates is part of a broader push at A&E towards more prestigious-minded non-fiction series.)
Under her multiyear pact, Clark will develop unscripted projects with broadcast, cable and OTT platforms in mind.
“As someone dedicated to exposing the truth in important stories that have not fully been told, Marcia is invaluable to the process of developing and producing content in this space," said Eilenberg. "We are thrilled to be her partner and to provide a platform for her passion in championing these stories and the people whose lives are affected by them.”
Clark is repped by UTA and Writers House.