Beverly Hills -- Investigation Discovery will jump into the scripted arena with a drama series that chronicles true-life tales of lovers who turn into criminals, the network said during its session Wednesday at the Television Critics Association summer tour.
The series, Heartbreakers, will showcase Hollywood actors from the 80’s and 90’s portraying real-life spouses or significant others who turned out to be cold-blooded killers, said network officials. The series will feature such actors as Kevin Sorbo, Jack Wagner, Judd Nelson, Rob Estes, Tracey Gold, Nicole Eggert, Jamie Luner, Christopher Knight, and Antonio Sabato, Jr.
“Our viewers simply cannot get enough true stories of love gone wrong,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Fit & Health in a statement. “With Heartbreakers, ID has hit on a unique hybrid that marries those true stories our viewers crave with all the romance and drama that they love in their favorite primetime soaps, featuring an amazing line-up of television and movie legends in the most over the top, deliciously devilish roles they have ever played.”
The network has also teamed up with Condé Nast Entertainment and True Entertainment to develop a new series, Vanity Fair Confidential, which explores compelling crimes and scandals covered over the years on the pages of the popular Vanity Fair magazine.
The network also said it will air this Friday a new documentary, A Question of Innocence, that tackles issues surrounding the death penalty.
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