The upcoming series from Dick Wolf, whose many hits for NBC have included both the “Law & Order” franchise and the “Chicago” franchise, will be running not on NBC but on Oxygen. The cable channel took the wraps off plans for Wolf’s “Criminal Confessions,” which premieres Sunday, Oct. 1.
“From executive producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, the series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession,” Oxygen Media says in the announcement. “Each hour-long episode takes viewers through the emotional twists and turns of a real homicide case from the 911 call to the crime scene and leading up to the interrogation room where detectives corner their prime suspect.”
The announcement adds: “The police officers and detectives will walk us through their strategy while interviews with the suspects’ and victims’ friends and family shed light on the heartbreaking details, taking viewers on an emotional journey with the hope of finding justice. In every case, the interrogating officer will ‘break’ the suspect and get a shocking reveal of what led to the atrocious crime.”
“Criminal Confessions” is the second series from Wolf to be featured on Oxygen, following “Cold Justice.”
Said Wolf: “We are giving viewers an inside look into the investigation of criminals, with an emphasis on the psychological component of confessions. Crime buffs will see a side of police work that has never been examined before.”
“Criminal Confessions” is produced by Wolf Reality and Shed Media with Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pam Healey, John Hesling and Adam Kassen serving as executive producers.
Here’s the trailer …