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 languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Anders Weidemann
  • John Mankiewicz
  • Henrik Bastin
  • Melissa Aouate
Production companies
Release
Original networkCBS All Access
Original releaseFebruary 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)

Interrogation is an American true crime drama television series, created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, that premiered on CBS All Access on February 6, 2020. In November 2020, the series was canceled after one season.[1]

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."[2]

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)

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered in the US in CBS All Access on February 6, 2020. In Germany, The series started airing on Fox on June 11, 2020.

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 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.[2][4][5] On December 12, 2019, key art was released, revealing a February 6, 2020 premiere date.[6] In February 2020, it was reported that the show was based on the case of Bruce Lisker.[7] On November 4, 2020, CBS All Access canceled the series after one season.[1]

Casting[edit]

In January 2019, it was announced that Peter Sarsgaard and David Strathairn had been cast in starring roles.[8][9] On February 7, 2019, it was reported that Kodi Smit-McPhee had joined the main cast.[10] On March 11, 2019, it was announced that Frank Whaley had been cast in a recurring role.[11] On March 28, 2019, it was reported that Pat Healy, Melinda McGraw, and Michael Harney has been cast in recurring roles.[12] On April 3, 2019, it was announced that Ebon Moss-Bachrach had been cast in a recurring capacity.[13] On April 8, 2019, it was reported that Vincent D'Onofrio had been cast in a recurring role.[14] On May 8, 2019, it was announced that Vinessa Antoine had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[15]

Reception[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 57% approval rating for the series with an average rating of 6.21/10, based on 14 reviews. The website's critical consensus states, "Interrogation's "interactive" qualities are interesting, but ultimately get in the way of what could be a satisfying dramatic experience."[16] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b White, Peter (November 4, 2020). "'Interrogation': Peter Sarsgaard Drama Canceled At CBS All Access". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 5, 2020. Retrieved November 4, 2020.}
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 12, 2018). "CBS All Access Orders 'Interrogation' True Crime Drama Series, Sets Unusual Release". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h CBS. "The Cast Of Interrogation Makes A Striking Lineup". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on November 5, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (November 12, 2018). "CBS All Access Orders Nonlinear Crime Drama 'Interrogation'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 12, 2018). "CBS All Access Orders True-Crime Series 'Interrogation'". Variety. Archived from the original on November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (December 12, 2019). "'Interrogation': Your First Look at Peter Sarsgaard's True-Crime Series (PHOTO)". TV Insider. Archived from the original on December 12, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "'Interrogation' Bosses on the 'Pandora's Box' of Their Non-Linear, Interactive True Crime Drama". Variety. February 26, 2020. Archived from the original on March 10, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2019). "'Interrogation': Peter Sarsgaard To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (January 30, 2019). "'Interrogation': David Strathairn To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (February 7, 2019). "'Interrogation': Kodi Smit-McPhee To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 8, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 11, 2019). "'Interrogation': Frank Whaley To Recur On CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (March 28, 2019). "'Interrogation': Pat Healy, Melinda McGraw & Michael Harney To Recur On CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (April 3, 2019). "'Interrogation': Ebon Moss-Bachrach To Recur In CBS All Access Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (April 8, 2019). "'Interrogation': Vincent D'Onofrio To Recur In CBS All Access Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (May 8, 2019). "'Interrogation' Casts Vinessa Antoine; Roger Guenveur Smith Joins 'Saints & Sinners'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 8, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  16. ^ "Interrogation: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  17. ^ "Interrogation: Season 1". Metacritic. Archived from the original on June 28, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020.

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