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A month ahead of its series premiere, CBS on Tuesday unveiled the first look at its new true crime docuseries, The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey.
The series takes another look at the unsolved murder of Ramsey, who was found dead in the basement of her home on Christmas in 1996. With the 20th anniversary of the crime fast approaching, the evidence is re-examined to see if there are new conclusions about who might have killed the young beauty queen.
Several individuals involved with the original murder investigation will return in the series, including former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald.
The Case of also will bring several new experts into the fold, including former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards and retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke.
The first season will run six hours and hails from executive producers Tom Forman (9/11) and Eddie Schmidt and producer Critical Content. The entire six-hour season will run over the course of one week in three two-hour installments: Sunday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT; Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and Sunday, Sept. 25, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
This is the latest true crime docuseries following the success of HBO’s The Jinx and Netflix’s Making a Murderer, for which the streaming giant recently ordered more episodes. In addition to CBS’ project, Lifetime recently announced a forthcoming TV movie about the murder, and Investigation Discovery has a three-part event lined up looking at the case.
Watch the trailer below.
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