Interrogation: CBS All Access green lights non-linear true-crime series
Per the report, the series is “based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files.”
CBS will release the first nine episodes, which viewers are free to watch in any order, followed by the series finale at a later date.
“This non-linear approach to storytelling is closer to how real detectives work, picking their own path through the evidence in a search for the truth,” said Weidemann, a Swedish writer and producer.
Added executive Vice President of original content for CBS All Access, Julie McNamara: “We have not seen the justice system in this light before. The fact you can watch it in a variety of ways, it’s going to be a unique and satisfying experience in whatever way.”
Mankiewicz found success on Netflix as a co-executive producer on House of Cards, and currently serves as executive producer on the Amazon series Bosch. He has also worked on The Mentalist, House, and In Plain Sight.
CBS All Access has a number of projects in the pipeline, notably a growing slate of Star Trek series overseen by Alex Kurtzman; the drama Why Women Kill, The Good Fight, Strange Angel, No Activity, One Dollar, and Tell Me a Story.