‘Homicide: New York’ Trailer: ‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf Narrates Grisly Netflix True Crime Docuseries

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‘Homicide: New York’ Trailer: ‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf Narrates Grisly Netflix True Crime Docuseries

Dun dun, Dick Wolf is now coming to Netflix.

The “Law & Order” and “FBI” creator and mega-producer is behind Netflix docuseries “Homicide: New York.” Wolf produces and narrates the five-episode show that revisits the most infamous and complex murder cases in New York City.

Featuring real cops (and, of course, real crimes), the docuseries showcases interviews with detectives and prosecutors as past cases are reexamined. The official series description teases that “Homicide: New York” will “illuminates the stories of notorious murder cases as told by the people who know them best: the detectives and prosecutors who cracked them.”

“Homicide: New York” is just one half of the two-part series, with follow-up “Homicide: Los Angeles” debuting later this year.

The show hails from Wolf Entertainment and Alfred Street Industries. Wolf executive produces along with Tom Thayer, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe, and Adam Kassen.

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Meanwhile, Wolf’s “Law & Order” empire is thriving at NBC, with “Law & Order: SVU” celebrating 25 years in 2024. The rebooted original “Law & Order” recently saw the departure of beloved D.A. Jack (Sam Waterson), with Tony Goldwyn set to join the cast in episodes airing later this month.

While the “Law & Order” franchise at times opts for “ripped from the headlines” storylines, spin-off “Law & Order: Organized Crime” took a slightly different storytelling route.

“The people inside the company — the showrunners and producers — spend a lot of time talking about police behavior,” Wolf told IndieWire in 2021. “We’re doing what we always do which is listen very carefully, read virtually everything written about this, from both sides of the spectrum….and what I said in the spring still holds: the shows will speak for themselves.”

The Spring 2024 Netflix slate additionally boasts true crime series “American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders,” which is produced by the Duplass Brothers. From the creators of “Wild Wild Country,” the docuseries uncovers the organization known as the “octopus,” comprised of former government officials whose “tentacles” reach every part of the U.S. thanks to CIA software program Promis. Netflix also recently aired the 2024 SAG Awards live on the streaming platform.

“Homicide: New York” premieres March 20 on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.


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