CBS All Access has given a straight-to-series to a true-crime drama “Interrogation,” which will have an atypical release schedule.
“Interrogation” 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. The first nine episodes of the series will be available to watch in any order, and the conclusive season finale will be released 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 Anders Weidemann, executive producer and co-creator.
Weidemann will executive produce with co-creator John Mankiewicz, alongside Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, for CBS TV Studios.
“‘Interrogation’ pushes the boundaries of what a television series can be with its truly unique format,” said Julie McNamara, executive VP, original content, CBS All Access. “It’s also a series that could only be executed with the technical capabilities of a streaming service, and we look forward to bringing its innovative approach to our CBS All Access subscribers.”
“Interrogation” joins the slate of upcoming CBS All Access original series that includes Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot, Marc Cherry’s “Why Women Kill,” and a pair of “Star Trek” series: The animated “Lower Decks” and the Jean-Luc Picard series with Patrick Stewart.