‘Interrogation’ True-Crime Series Invites Viewers to Play Detective

Interrogation TV Show
Production begins on ‘Interrogation’ (Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote
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Filming has just gotten underway on CBS All Access’ new series, Interrogation, from co-creators Anders Weidemann (30 Degrees in February) and John Mankiewicz (House of Cards, Bosch). The drama’s described as a true-crime series in which the audience will be drawn in as detectives.

Interrogation will release the first nine episodes at once, however binge-watchers will be able to decide what order to view each of the non-linear episodes. According to CBS All Access, each of the nine episodes will feature an interrogation. The series is set up so that viewers can select which interrogation to watch next as they follow clues they believe are the most important in determining guilt or innocence.

The cast of season one is led by Peter Sarsgaard (The Looming Tower), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and David Strathairn (The Expanse). Weidemann and Mankiewicz executive produce along with Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate. Six of season one’s 10 episodes will be directed by Ernest Dickerson who’s also involved as an executive producer. In addition, Patrick Cady is attached to direct.

The Interrogation Plot:

The series is based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man (Gallner) was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Sarsgaard will play the lead detective on the case; Smit-McPhee will portray a troubled and homeless teen who meets Gallner’s character at a drug-rehabilitation center, where they became quick friends; and Strathairn will play the father whose settled, suburban life is blown to pieces when his 17-year-old son is charged and convicted of his wife’s murder. In addition, Frank Whaley will guest star as a seasoned detective who allows his ambitious partner (Sarsgaard) to take the lead on the murder case.