Bloodline Detectives Celebrates 100th Episode


FilmRise’s Bloodline Detectives has celebrated its 100th episode milestone as season four airs across the U.S. on various platforms and season five begins production.

The series, hosted by legal analyst and former prosecutor Nancy Grace, details highly publicized and violent crimes in which the perpetrator has yet to be identified. She then passes the story to the “bloodline detectives” and forensic scientists specially trained in DNA profiling to reveal the identities of the elusive criminals.

Each episode integrates key witness testimony with new forensic and genealogy expert interviews, as well as reconstruction and archival footage. The series demonstrates how traditional investigative methods can now be significantly enhanced by the groundbreaking advancements in investigative genetic genealogy.

The 20 episodes of season four cover cases such as the 1991 NorCal Rapist, the 1964 murder of Marise Chiverella, the murder of court reporter Nancy Bennallack and the 1988 Three Rivers Killer in Michigan, among many others.

Season four is streaming across the U.S. on platforms such as Tubi, FilmRise, YouTube, The Roku Channel and more. Season five has commenced production.

Bloodline Detectives is co-produced by FilmRise and the Ireland-based production company Peninsula Television. Grace, John Terenzio, FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and FilmRise’s Max Einhorn are executive producers.

“I am a victim of violent crime,” Grace said. “I have devoted my life to speaking out on behalf of crime victims and seeking justice for them. Our series, Bloodline Detectives, joins me in that commitment. Family and friends of those featured on our show have endured years of uncertainty regarding the identity of the evildoers who brutally attacked their loved ones. Through the amazing breakthrough technology of genetic genealogy, we offer these loved ones a degree of closure and, potentially, justice. Reaching our 100th episode really underscores the never-ending mission of pursuing justice for victims. In addition to the victims’ families and friends, our viewers also want justice, and I am so grateful they join us in that pursuit. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the families involved, our viewers, and Bloodline Detectives for joining together with one mission: JUSTICE.”

Einhorn commented, “FilmRise launched the first season of Bloodline Detectives, hosted by Nancy Grace, in April 2020. This program marked the company’s first original co-production. In the four years since, we’ve added even more true-crime original series to our slate, but it all started with Bloodline Detectives. Initially airing on broadcast TV through syndication, it later became available on various streaming platforms. Its ongoing success is a testament to the show’s popularity and the audience’s fascination with the forensic analysis of true-crime cases.”