Interrogation (TV series)

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Interrogation
Genre
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Keep in the Dark"
by Temples
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Anders Weidemann
  • John Mankiewicz
  • Henrik Bastin
  • Melissa Aouate
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkCBS All Access
Original releaseFebruary 6, 2020

Interrogation is an American true crime drama web television series, created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, that premiered on CBS All Access on February 6, 2020.

Premise[edit]

Interrogation is described as "an original concept based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective...The first nine episodes of the series will be available to watch in any order, and the conclusive season finale will be released at a later date."[1]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Det. Dave Russell vs Eric Fisher 1983"Ernest DickersonAnders Weidemann & John MankiewiczFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
2"I.A. Sgt. Ian Lynch vs Eric Fisher 2003"Patrick CadyAnders Weidemann & John MankiewiczFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
3"Det. Dave Russell vs Kim Decker 1982"Patrick CadyTian Jun GuFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
4"L.A. County Psychologist Marjorie Thompson vs. Eric Fisher 1984"Ernest DickersonBarbara CurryFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
5"Det. Dave Russell vs Chris Keller 1983"Patrick CadyCassie PappasFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
6"Henry Fisher vs Eric Fisher 1992"Ernest DickersonTeleplay by : John Mankiewicz
Story by : Jerry Miller & John Mankiewicz
February 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
7"Det. Carol Young & Det. Brian Chen vs Melanie Pruitt 2005"Ernest DickersonBarbara CurryFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
8"P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Eric Fisher 1996"Ernest DickersonBill BalasFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
9"P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Amy Harlow 2003"Patrick CadyJohanna FactorFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)
10"I.A. Sgt. Ian Lynch & Det. Brian Chen vs Trey Carano 2003"Ernest DickersonAnders WeidemannFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On November 12, 2018, it was announced that CBS All Access had given the production a straight-to-series order for first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz who were also expected to executive produce alongside Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Fabrik Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. While the series is based on a real-life criminal case, CBS All Access was not revealing the case in question at the time of the announcement. Furthermore, at that point, scripts for the series featured the real names of the people involved in the case, and it is had not been decided yet whether they would be changed. At the time the events originally occurred, the case did not make national news but was reportedly well known to people living in the area where it happened.[1][4][5]On December 12, 2019, key art was released, revealing a February 6, 2020 premiere date.[6]

Casting[edit]

In January 2019, it was announced that Peter Sarsgaard and David Strathairn had been cast in starring roles.[7][8] On February 7, 2019, it was reported that Kodi Smit-McPhee had joined the main cast.[9] On March 11, 2019, it was announced that Frank Whaley had been cast in a recurring role.[10] On March 28, 2019, it was reported that Pat Healy, Melinda McGraw, and Michael Harney has been cast in recurring roles.[11] On April 3, 2019, it was announced that Ebon Moss-Bachrach had been cast in a recurring capacity.[12] On April 8, 2019, it was reported that Vincent D'Onofrio had been cast in a recurring role.[13] On May 8, 2019, it was announced that Vinessa Antoine had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 12, 2018). "CBS All Access Orders 'Interrogation' True Crime Drama Series, Sets Unusual Release". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h CBS. "The Cast Of Interrogation Makes A Striking Lineup". CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Interrogation" – via www.imdb.com.
  4. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (November 12, 2018). "CBS All Access Orders Nonlinear Crime Drama 'Interrogation'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 12, 2018). "CBS All Access Orders True-Crime Series 'Interrogation'". Variety.
  6. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (December 12, 2019). "'Interrogation': Your First Look at Peter Sarsgaard's True-Crime Series (PHOTO)". TV Insider.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2019). "'Interrogation': Peter Sarsgaard To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (January 30, 2019). "'Interrogation': David Strathairn To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (February 7, 2019). "'Interrogation': Kodi Smit-McPhee To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (March 11, 2019). "'Interrogation': Frank Whaley To Recur On CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 28, 2019). "'Interrogation': Pat Healy, Melinda McGraw & Michael Harney To Recur On CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (April 3, 2019). "'Interrogation': Ebon Moss-Bachrach To Recur In CBS All Access Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (April 8, 2019). "'Interrogation': Vincent D'Onofrio To Recur In CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (May 8, 2019). "'Interrogation' Casts Vinessa Antoine; Roger Guenveur Smith Joins 'Saints & Sinners'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2019.

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