Dick Wolf’s ‘Cold Justice’ Gets Sex-Crimes Spinoff From TNT

New series is slated to premiere in spring 2015

Last Updated: October 22, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

“Cold Justice” is getting a spinoff.

TNT has given a series order to an offshoot of the Dick Wolf series, which will follow crime experts as they travel the country and assist local law-enforcement in solving long-unsolved sex crimes.

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The new series, which has received a 10-episode order, will be executive produced by “Cold Justice” EPs Wolf, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer, with “Cold Justice” expert Kelly Siegler also coming aboard to executive produce.

The spinoff will feature former Harris County, Texas prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O’Neill traveling to small towns to help law enforcement close long-dormant sex crimes.

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“This new ‘Cold Justice’ series on sex crimes is about the healing that can come for survivors and their loved ones when an assailant is finally brought to justice,” Siegler said of the upcoming offering. “But it’s also about the bravery it takes for survivors of sexual assault to come forward and tell their stories, which in turn helps investigators close cases that can prevent the assailant from abusing others. As one of our detectives puts it, ‘When you kill someone, you take their life. When you rape someone, you take their soul.’ We hope that Casey, Alicia and their team of investigators are able to bring first-hand justice and maybe even a small sense of peace to the survivors of sexual assault.”

“Cold Justice,” which premiered in September 2013, averaged more than 2.2 million total viewers in Live Plus 7 Day numbers this summer, with 838,000 of them in the 25-54 demographic.

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The new series is slated to premiere in spring 2015.