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A&E Network is bringing back true crime series, “Cold Case Files,” with the first of 10 new episodes narrated by Danny Glover on Monday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. ET. Each episode of the new “Cold Case Files” will feature a single case that has been left unsolved for years, brought to life through dramatizations and first-person storytelling from the detectives and loved ones who lived through the harrowing experiences. The series will highlight different approaches to solving cold cases that are more wide-ranging than ever before, enlisting crowd-solving and social media, alongside new advancements in technology to lead to further breakthroughs in each documented case.
The logline: There are 120,000 cold cases in America, and only 1 percent will ever be solved. The return of “Cold Case Files” will explore compelling new cases that have gone cold for years and chronicle the journeys of the detectives who reopened them. The detectives relive the events of the crimes, reveal new twists and startling revelations for full viewer immersion into these tragic cases, relying on breakthroughs in forensic technology and the influence of social media to help crack these cases – bringing long-awaited closure to the victim’s families and friends. From the Emmy and Peabody award winning studio Blumhouse Television (“The Jinx”) and independent production studio, AMPLE, “Cold Case Files” is narrated by award-winning actor and humanitarian Danny Glover and will air over 10 one-hour episodes on A&E.
“’Cold Case Files’ remains one of A&E’s most beloved and successful series of all time,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for A&E. “The new creative team has infused the franchise with a rejuvenated approach to storytelling at a time when true crime investigation is capturing the nation’s attention more than ever.”
“Cold Case Files” originally premiered on A&E in 1998 and ran for nearly 10 years. It quickly became the network’s highest rated series, while also being nominated for two Emmys for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.