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CBS All Access orders play-along true crime drama

CBS streamer CBS All Access has made a straight-to-series order for Interrogation, a true-crime drama in which the viewer becomes the detective.

Interrogation is based on a true story that spanned over 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother.

Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from real police case files. The viewer can pick their own path through the case by choosing the order of nine episodes. A conclusive tenth episode will then be aired at a later date.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Co-creators Anders Weidemann (30 Degrees in February) and John Mankiewicz (House of Cards) will serve as executive producers alongside Red Arrow Studios-owned Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate.

Weidemann said: “This non-linear approach to storytelling is closer to how real detectives work, picking their own path through the evidence in a search for the truth.”

Julie McNamara (pictured), executive VP of original content at CBS All Access, added: “Interrogation pushes the boundaries of what a television series can be with its truly unique format. It’s also a series that could only be executed with the technical capabilities of a streaming service and we look forward to bringing its innovative approach to our CBS All Access subscribers.”

The CBS All Access original series library will continue to expand with the addition of the previously announced reimagining of The Twilight ZoneWhy Women KillStar Trek: Lower Decks, and a new untitled Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard.