NBC has picked up eight episodes of anthology series “Law & Order: True Crime” from producer Dick Wolf. Similar to “American Crime Story” on FX, the scripted anthology series will focus on a different trial each season. The first season, “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Brothers Murders,” will dramatize bothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in 1996. The brothers, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the murders, were tried separately but eventually convicted in a third trial after no verdicts were rendered in the first two trials because of hung juries.
There is no official launch date for “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Brothers.”