Dick Wolf isn’t just keeping NBC supplied with TV programming, the prolific producer behind NBC’s “Chicago” drama franchise has also been busy pipelining true crime programming to Oxygen Media.
Oxygen announced its rollout plans today for its third Dick Wolf program, “Murder for Hire,” which will premiere Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows Oxygen’s Dick Wolf series “Cold Justice” and “Criminal Confessions.”
The program comes from executive producer Wolf and Shed Media.
Oxygen says the series “gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape. In an alarming trend, investigators are seeing a sharp increase in hired hits across the country, and those attempting shockingly include: housewives, wealthy bankers, military officers and even grandmothers. From scorned lovers to jealous relatives, the show explores in rare, never-before-seen footage, how a seemingly good relationship can go wrong and the emotions surrounding the reveal when an intended victim discovers a hit has been taken on their life.”
Each standalone episode will feature a different case, with undercover agents taking viewers into the real-life sting and investigation as they attempt to catch the perpetrator and ultimately prevent a murder.
“Some of the most horrifying crimes are crimes of passion and money, and we are the first to explore in depth the motives and tactics used in these ‘murders for hire,'” Wolf said. “Viewers will be stunned when they understand the lengths to which aggrieved parties go to get revenge.”
“Murder for Hire” is produced by Wolf Reality, Shed Media (a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television), and Green Lakes Production with Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pam Healey, Dan Peirson and Adam Kassen executive producing.