Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg Projects Join Oxygen’s True-Crime Slate


Oxygen Media is expanding its slate of true-crime originals with six new greenlights and five series in development, including new projects from household names such as Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Ice-T and Nancy Grace.

Among Oxygen’s greenlit programs is the tentatively titled Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project, a two-part documentary that goes behind the scenes of the reality star’s efforts to secure clemency for those she believes have been wronged by the criminal justice system and unfairly sentenced. A standalone true-crime series, Injustice with Nancy Grace sees the journalist dig into stories involving unclear motives, botched investigations, wrongful accusations, unjust sentencing and suppressed evidence through interviews, archival footage and cinematic recreations.

The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes, which investigates cold cases; Relentless with Kate Snow, a series that follows suffering families’ efforts to find answers about loved ones’ deaths; and The Lover’s Lane Murders (w/t), about the four double murders that took place between 1986-90, were also given the green light.

From Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas production company, Exploited (w/t) is an active crime-investigation series that Oxygen has in development, which centers on the DeliverFund as it tackles the current U.S. sex-trafficking epidemic. Also in development is Framed By The Killer (w/t), a true-crime series that investigates murder mysteries in which cases lead to one suspect only for police to later uncover that the individual was framed by the real killer. It’s produced by The Content Group, with Ice-T serving as an executive producer.

Rounding out Oxygen’s slate of in-development true-crime projects are Florida Man (w/t), a series produced by Blumhouse Television about notorious Sunshine State killers; The Jane Doe Murders (w/t), which seeks to solve crimes committed against yet-to-be identified victims; and The Vanished Project, a true-crime franchise of three docs that will endeavor to crack missing persons cases.

Rod Aissa, executive VP of original programming and development at Oxygen, said: “Oxygen is tremendously excited to work with some of the biggest names in the industry on such important projects. This year we’ve increased our original hours by more than 30 percent, and we’ll keep ramping up our programming efforts as more fans flock to the network to experience best-in-class content.”

Carrie Stimmel, executive VP of lifestyle and Hispanic advertising sales for NBCUniversal, added: “Oxygen is setting the standard for quality crime programming, with addictive storytelling and unstoppable growth across platforms, giving brands the perfect way to connect with an impassioned and engaged audience. By combining hundreds of hours of premium video content with NBCUniversal’s best-in-class commercial innovation and insights offerings, Oxygen gives advertisers the opportunity to speak to their most valued consumers on any device with messages that will resonate with true crime addicts.”