THE CW NETWORK ORDERS TRUE CRIME SERIES “CRIME NATION”
10-Episode Series Executive Produced by Head of Candle True Stories and Former ABC News President James Goldston to Feature Real Cases Ripped from the Headlines
“Crime Nation” to Debut in Early 2024
Brace yourselves, crime enthusiasts and armchair detectives! The CW Network has ordered ten episodes of CRIME NATION, a captivating true-crime and justice anthology series that thrusts viewers into the gripping world of real-life mysteries, cold cases and heart-stopping investigations. Set to launch in early 2024 and executive produced by head of Candle True Stories and former ABC News President James Goldston, each two-hour episode features ripped-from-the-headlines stories, shocking new details and exclusive on-camera interviews with those at the center of each of these cases.
“As the first true crime series in the history of The CW, CRIME NATION will provide a fresh new spin on the genre, giving viewers a deeper look into a variety of thrilling and compelling cases,” commented Heather Olander, Head of Unscripted Programming, The CW Network. “The social media conversation around true crime is bigger than ever, and the CRIME NATION team will explore the relationship between the public narrative and official investigations for each case.”
CRIME NATION is set to redefine the true crime genre, as each thrilling two-hour episode will delve deep into a riveting true crime sensation that has captured the attention of the nation including the Delphi murders, the Lori Vallow Daybell case, the Gabby Petito murder and the Gilgo Beach murders. Each episode will reveal new details about these stories through expert analysis, exclusive reporting and never before seen interviews. CRIME NATION will also dive into the world of social media by talking to crime enthusiasts, social media sleuths, podcasters and digital detectives who in some instances have used their network to help solve cases. Prepare to join the conversation, solve the mysteries, and uncover the truth along with the CRIME NATION team.
CRIME NATION is produced by Candle True Stories, the newest division of Candle Media, which is a full-service production company dedicated to telling the world’s greatest non-fiction stories through a cinematic lens with an aim to inform, engage, and delight global audiences. CRIME NATION is executive produced by James Goldston, Steven Baker and Mike Sheridan.
ABOUT THE CW
The CW Network, LLC is one of America’s major broadcast networks and reaches 100% of US television households. The CW delivers 14 hours of primetime entertainment programming per week in addition to over 300 hours of sports per year as the broadcast home to LIV Golf, ACC football and basketball games, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning in 2025. The fully ad-supported CW App, with more than 96 million downloads to date, is available for free to consumers on all major platforms and is home to the latest episodes and seasons of The CW’s primetime programming and a library of entertaining film and television content for on-demand viewing. The CW is 75%-owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), a leading diversified media company and largest CW affiliate group with 40 CW and CW Plus affiliates, covering 38% of television households. For more information about The CW, please visit www.cwtv.com.
ABOUT CANDLE MEDIA
Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises that is built for the digital age. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.
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