Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor during the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, and whose tribulations were adapted into Emmy-winning miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, is going to have a new show.
Clark is set to examine various unsolved murder cases on A&E in her upcoming show Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, confirmed at the Television Critics Association panel on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Premiering March 29, Clark's show revolves around the events that take place within the first 48 hours of a crime investigation. The First 48 is a long-running crime series on A&E.
Clark is set to explore the cases of Bonny Lee Bakley, who was fatally shot in 2001; Stacy Ann Cales, the wife of law enforcer Drew Peterson that's still presently missing; Chandra Levy, who went missing in 2001 and was presumed dead after her skeletal remains were later found; Jam Master Jay, who in 2002 was shot by an unnamed assailant; Rebecca Zahau, who in 2011 was discovered dead at the Spreckels Beach House in California; and Caylee Anthony, a 2-year-old who was allegedly murdered in 2008 by her mother, Casey Anthony.
Each two-hour episode will dig into a specific case, tracking the crucial 48-hour window of a crime investigation that could determine whether a case gets solved or not.
"I would have done this show at any point in time, had I been asked. This show is the perfect fit for me," said Clark after she was asked whether O.J. Simpson's recent thrust into the spotlight affected her involvement with the show. She added that she's been a fan of the true crime genre since she was 4.
She did, however, express gratitude to the FX show, which was created by Ryan Murphy, and called it "the most bizarre, unexpected experience." She couldn't believe that the trial would be adapted into a miniseries, let alone for her to be "played by an actress as brilliant as Sarah Paulson," who won an Emmy for her performance. If anything, the show gave a behind-the-scenes look at what really went down during that tumultuous murder trial.
"It did give people a truer picture of what it was like to be there," Clark said.
Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48 premieres Thursday, March 29 on the A&E network.
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