A new TV project has been greenlighted that will deliver “a real-life Law & Order experience” to audiences. Investigation Discovery announced plans today for “Las Vegas D.A.” (working title), from MY Entertainment.
“With exclusive access to the Clark County District Attorney’s office, ‘Las Vegas D.A.’ follows District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his powerhouse team in real time, from assessing the scene of the crime to chasing the conviction in the courtroom,” the network says in its announcement. “Shot in cinéma vérité, the series provides access to the D.A.’s office while immersing viewers in the visuals and the vibe distinctive to Vegas. With a six-episode order, ‘Las Vegas D.A.’ will begin shooting this fall and will premiere on Investigation Discovery in 2016.”
Kevin Bennett, general manager, Investigation Discovery, commented: “Adding a new powerful form of storytelling to ID, ‘Las Vegas D.A.’ is an opportunity for us to showcase the synergy between law enforcement and the D.A.’s office in a rich and dramatic way. TV viewers have seen the fictionalized version of crime procedurals in Las Vegas, but for the first time ever, cameras will roll on these real stories of the justice system.”
Added Clark County (Las Vegas) District Attorney Steve Wolfson: “In a city that never sleeps, with over 41 million visitors from all around the world annually, there is never a shortage of intriguing cases. We welcome this ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the hard work we do seeking justice, each and every day.”
“Las Vegas D.A.” is being produced for Investigation Discovery by MY Entertainment. For MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Wil Surratt and Wayne Root are executive producers, with Greg Klein and Jon Grosskopf as co-executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.