“Forensic Files II”, HLN’s Highest Rated Original Series Ever, is Renewed for Two Seasons with 32 Episodes
Forensic Files II, the highly successful reboot of one of the most popular crime and investigations docu-series in history, is renewed for second and third seasons with16 half-hour episodes in each, it was announced by Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN.
Produced by CNN Program Development and airing exclusively on HLN, the next season of Forensic Files II will begin airing in 2021, with esteemed actor Bill Camp (The Outsider, The Night Of, Joker) serving as narrator.
HLN, which has exclusive cable rights to the original Forensic Files, was granted additional rights to produce the new series by its creator Paul Dowling and his production company Medstar Television.
Under the guidance of executive producer Nancy Duffy, Forensic Files IIlaunched on February 23, 2020 and picked up where the long-running original left off in 2011, staying true to the original format, content and continuity, but using advancements in investigative technology and production.
“We are thrilled to continue our association with what is still the most iconic brand in the genre,” said Jautz. “Thanks to the skill and creativity of Nancy Duffy and her team, Forensic Files II exceeded expectations and was an unequivocal hit among viewers. And we of course have Paul Dowling to thank for trusting us with his exceptional creation,” he added.
“Our goal was to continue the Forensic Files legacy, telling new stories about how science and advanced forensic techniques are used to crack the most difficult cases… .and the loyal Forensic Files fan base responded enthusiastically,” said Duffy. “I second Ken by offering gratitude to Paul who provided guidance as we rebooted the series,” she added.
Forensic Files II is HLN’s top original series to date and delivered its time best time period performance in 20 years (Sundays, 10-11pm). The series was also #1 in cable news and among true crime networks (ID, A&E and Oxygen) In its time period.
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About Forensic Files II TV Show
True to the original format, content and continuity, Forensic Files II also features advancements in investigative technology and production.
FORENSIC FILES II SEASON THREE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 27 WITH 8 NEW EPISODES
Forensic Files II, the highest-rated HLN Original Series in the network's history, will premiere its third season with 8 new half-hour episodes, on Sunday, February 27, 10-11 pm ET/PT.
The original Forensic Files series, created by Paul Dowling, which halted production in 2011, returned in 2020 with new episodes true to the original format, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and science. Forensic Files II is produced by HLN Original Series with Nancy Duffy as the executive producer of the series.
"These are some of toughest crimes to solve, but no matter how long it takes, investigators and scientists using cutting edge forensics eventually uncover the truth. In the end, you cannot escape the science," said Duffy, senior vice president, program development at CNN. "This season we feature some amazing advancements in DNA technology that are now being applied to crime solving, including a technique that was used to identify the victims of 9/11. The forensic tools featured in every episode are what differentiates Forensic Files from all other crime shows."
The series is narrated by acclaimed film, stage, and television actor Bill Camp. He most recently earned a SAG nomination for his performance as Mr. Shaibel in the Netflix limited series The Queen's Gambit. Before this, he was best known for his Emmy-nominated performance in the acclaimed limited series The Night Of and Tony-nominated performance in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Up next, Camp will star in New Line's feature adaptation of Stephen King's 1975 bestseller Salem's Lot, and will lend his voice as the 16th President of the United States to the upcoming docuseries Lincoln's Dilemma premiering February 18th on Apple TV+.
Additionally, HLN will air previous seasons of "Forensic Files II" in marathons, on Sunday, February 20 and Sunday, February 27 starting at noon ET.
Forensic Files ll will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Ahead of the linear premiere, on Friday, February 10, a sneak peek of the full episode titled "Mix Matched" will be available on-demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps. The rest of the season's full episodes will be available on-demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.
Exclusive international distribution of Forensic Files II is through GARYLICO.TV, email@example.com Channels committed include RTL, Foxtel, AMC International, Atresmedia, and NITRO.
Episode descriptions and airdates for season three of Forensic Files II are below (all times are ET/PT):
"Pulp Friction" Sunday, February 27, 10 pm: A massive explosion claims the life of a California farmhand. Authorities think it's an accidental death, but analysis of debris shows it's a bomb. Investigators have few suspects until they hear ominous rumors about a jealous rage.
"Sole Mate" Sunday, February 27, 10:30 pm: When a beautiful college student is stabbed to death in her Knoxville apartment, suspicion immediately falls on her roommate. A bloody shoeprint left by the killer exposes a murderer with no history of violence and no reason to kill.
"Marked for Murder" Sunday, March 6, 10 pm: Someone targets members of law enforcement in a peaceful Texas county. Numerous suspects emerge and murders continue as detectives race against time. Finally, a single bullet casing uncovers the bizarre reason the killer wanted revenge.
"Words Matter" Sunday, March 6, 10:30 pm: An Illinois mother and her two young children are brutally murdered in their beds. Lurid threats are spray painted all over the walls of the crime scene. Detectives discover death threats sent to the family, exposing an unlikely killer.
"Last Dance" Sunday, March 13, 10 pm: A young Texas teenager and her boyfriend are brutally attacked on Valentine's Day. She is found dead while her boyfriend escapes. The case goes cold for nearly 50 years before a new forensic test exposes a family man with a dark secret.
"Dog Proof" Sunday, March 13, 10:30 pm: Three Indiana construction workers are found shot dead at a work site. Detectives find few suspects, but have one key clue: one of the killers stepped in dog feces during the murders. If detectives can find his shoes, they've got their man.
"Mix Matched" Sunday, March 20, 10 pm: A Texas ex-con resolves to live a clean life after his release from prison. When he's later arrested and convicted for a bloody murder, he insists he's innocent. From behind bars, he's determined to use forensic science to prove his case.
"Matter of Time" Sunday, March 20, 10:30 pm: An extremely successful California career woman keeps falling ill and doctors can't determine why. When she dies, they still have no explanation, until they find a key figure in her life who has been lying about his past.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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