Marcia Clark, best known as the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case, will tackle unsolved crimes in a new seven-part A&E docuseries, the network announced on Sunday.
“Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48” will premiere on Thursday, March 29 and will see the former prosecutor look at the “most shocking crimes that have remained unsolved or ended with controversial outcomes,” beginning with the trial of Casey Anthony.
“This series feels like a continuation of a mission I’ve been on my whole life,” Clark said in a statement. “To discover the truth, bring that truth to light and seek justice has always been a driving force for me. I couldn’t be more excited or more honored to be a part of it.”
Each of the show’s seven parts will be two hours long and will examine a single case. Cases will include the death of Casey Anthony’s daughter Caylee; the murder of actor Robert Blake’s wife Bonny Lee Bakley; the disappearance of Drew Peterson’s wife Stacy; the death of Federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy; the fatal shooting of Run D.M.C member Jam Master Jay; the Billionaire Boys Club’s obsession with money and power that may have turned to homicide; and the suspicious death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels Mansion.
“A&E is a leader in justice programming that is both captivating and impactful,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for A&E. “With Marcia’s unrivaled knowledge and expertise leading the way, this series is an example of the brave storytelling necessary to question assumptions made and uncover the truths buried within the first 48 hours of these high profile cases.”
“Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48” premieres Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m. on A&E.