Investigation Discovery is diving back into the weeds of the O.J. Simpson murder case by greenlighting the docu series “Hard Evidence: OJ Is Innocent.”
The six-episode series, targeted to premiere early next year, promises to offer new evidence and a new theory about the 1994 double murder of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the charges in 1995 after the nearly year-long “trial of the century” that has been revisited in FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson” limited series, which wraps its 10-episode run on Tuesday.
“Hard Evidence” has been championed by actor Martin Sheen, a producer and narrator of the series. The basis for the project has been the sleuthing during the past 21 years of Dallas-based private investigator William Dear.
“ ‘Hard Evidence ‘s just that – it may be hard for many of us to accept a fresh perspective and new angle to the story that has transfixed our nation for decades,” said Henry Schleiff, group president for Investigation Discovery. “With an intriguing theory based on new and never disclosed details, ‘Hard Evidence’ will leave viewers second-guessing everything they have ever known about the case, questioning yet again – did he do it?”
Dear said his “exhaustive” work on the case has turned up a host of new information including an “undiscovered eyewitness.”
Source: Variety | Cynthia Littleton