A new true-crime series is coming to CBS All Access, and it’s going by the name “Interrogation.” The network announced today that the series has started production in Albuquerque, New Mexico and teases that the “viewer becomes the detective” in the new show.
The series’ first nine episodes will be available to watch in any order, with each episode structured around an interrogation. The multi-linear approach allows the viewers to follow their instincts and develop their own interpretations of the facts of the case, and ultimately decide innocence or guilt. CBS All Access stated that the “shocking season finale” will be announced at a later date.
The show stars Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, Kodi Smit-McPhee and David Strathairn, and is based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years. In the case, a young man (Gallner) was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother.
Sarsgaard will play the lead detective on the case, and Smit-McPhee will portray a homeless teen who meets Gallner’s character at a drug-rehabilitation center. The two quickly becomes friends, and Strathairn will play the father whose quiet life is destroyed when his 17-year-old son is charged and convicted of his wife’s murder.
Frank Whaley will guest star as a seasoned detective who allows his ambitious partner (Sarsgaard) to take the lead on the murder case.
The network also confirmed that Ernest Dickerson will direct six out of the series’ 10 episodes, and will also serve as executive producer. Patrick Cady will also direct.
CBS Television Studios produce the series, and co-creators Anders Weidemann (“30 Degrees in February”) and John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “Bosch”) serve as executive producers alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate.
“Interrogation” joins CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series. The lineup currently includes “The Good Fight” which will begin its third season on March 14th, “Strange Angel,” and the hit series “Tell Me A Story” and “No Activity.” CBS All Access also has “The Twilight Zone” starting on April 1st, and the thriller “Why Women Kill” on the schedule. One of the larger coming to subscribers is “The Stand,” but we will have to wait a little longer to get a premiere date for that series.
CBS All Access is also the home for all things Star Trek. The service currently has “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” with the new untitled “Star Trek” series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart also on the way.