Well, having Dick Wolf attached to a police show is quite a safe bet, so I guess everybody at A&E is excited about this prospect. And A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series “D.O.A.” (working title) from executive producer Dick Wolf and his Wolf Reality along with Left/Right Productions, it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network. The series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined. Production begins this spring on eight hour-long episodes.
The elite team of investigators include Detective Michelle Wood, a homicide officer from Chicago with 13 years on the force; Detective Joe Schillaci, a 30-year veteran of the Miami PD with a background in homicide and undercover work; and Kevin “Spider” Gannon, a retired NYPD detective and supervisor. With no prior knowledge of the crime or the verdict, Michelle, Joe and Kevin will begin their investigation at a meticulously reconstructed crime scene and will work the case, interviewing first-person players and forensic specialists. The question is: will they come to the same conclusion as in the original case? Or could the wrong man be behind bars?
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