When it comes to legal court dramas, there’s seriously no dearth of titles. Shows like ‘Suits‘, ‘Better Call Saul’, and ‘How to Get Away with Murder‘ have set a high bar. We love them because of their various onscreen courtroom antics, which finally end with justice being served and give us hope that law and order will be restored.
Now, would not it be even more fascinating if we could get a first-hand sight into whatever happens in real courtrooms? Well, A&E picked up a docu-series that deals with just this scenario. ‘Court Cam’ is a documentary based on true events, which lends “a front-row seat to some of the wildest, unruly and outrageous courtroom moments recently caught on tape.”
Elaine Frontain Bryant, A&E programming boss, shared her enthusiasm about the show, saying, “‘Court Cam’ furthers our exploration of all facets of the criminal justice system with Dan Abrams. Not only is he a trusted voice to our audience and all ‘Live PD’ viewers, but his legal expertise makes him the perfect host to provide viewers with an all-access look into unbelievable moments in America’s courtrooms.”
Season 1 of ‘Court Cam’ came to an end in December 2019 and managed to garner positive reviews. So will there be another installment from this captivating, unique courtroom drama? Read on to know everything about ‘Court Cam’ season 2.
Who is the host of Court Cam?
Dan Abrams, CEO of Abrams Media and chief legal analyst for ABC News, serves as the frontman and host of ‘Court Cam’. He is best known for presenting A&E’s other acclaimed series ‘Live PD‘. The American web entrepreneur and television personality also hosts ‘The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law’, which airs on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel. The legal commentator and author has previously worked as the chief legal correspondent and analyst for NBC News. He had assumed the position of general manager on MSNBC for a certain period during his career.
Abrams has formerly acted as the co-anchor of ABC’s ‘Nightline’ and has also featured as the host on ‘The Abrams Report’ and ‘Verdict with Dan Abrams’, which used to air on MSNBC. When asked about his role in ‘Court Cam’, he said, “I have covered trials for my entire career, and even I was stunned by many of these remarkable courtroom moments.” He further added, “Then getting to talk to the people involved, from heroes to victims, was as enlightening as it was humbling.”
Alongside Abrams, we also meet judges, witnesses, and victims, who are interviewed by the host as they narrate firsthand accounts of the specific footage being featured in the episodes. Abrams is also one of the executive producers of the show, along with Rachel Stockman and Paul Kaup.
With Abrams being the center of all action, he will obviously make a comeback in season 2, accompanied by a rotating panel of law enforcement officials and new victims.
What is Court Cam about?
‘Court Cam’ is a one-of-a-kind documentary that lends viewers detailed insights into whatever happens inside the closed doors of a courtroom. From uncontrollable reactions and outbursts to judges who lose their cool, this action-packed series brings you some of the most shocking and emotional courtroom moments that had been captured on camera.
Host Dan Abrams gives further insights into each case by holding detailed discussions with judges, witnesses, and victims who had actually been involved with the incidents when they happened. They provide a lens to audiences to experience the events exactly as they had transpired during that particular day.
The episodes give you the feel like you are seated on the front-row seats inside the court where the drama unfolds. The show does an amazing job of covering all types of cases — ranging from high-profile trials to minor court proceedings.
Providing a first-hand glimpse of the American justice system, ‘Court Cam’ is a true-crime documentary, no doubt, but it is more about what happens when the criminal is caught. It explores the various facts and proceedings involved in finally delivering a perpetrator to justice. And it is expected to continue in the same manner in season 2 as well.
Court Cam Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Court Cam’ season 1 premiered on Thursday, December 5, 2019, on A&E at 9 PM ET/PT, with two back-to-back episodes. The first season consisted of eight, half-hour episodes, released weekly in batches of two. It wrapped up on December 26, 2019.
A&E is not new when it comes to law-centric reality tv. From ‘Live PD‘ to ‘60 Days in‘ and ‘Gangland Undercover’, it is well-known for delving deep into the legal heat. All of these shows have managed to receive multiple renewals as well. Hence, we won’t be surprised if ‘Court Cam’ follows suit and gets an order for a new season soon enough. If renewed, our best guess is that ‘Court Cam’ season 2 will most likely premiere sometime in December 2020.
Court Cam Trailer:
You can check out the official teaser trailer from ‘Court Cam’ season 1 below. In a mere span of 42 seconds, you can see quite a number of scenes that are full of chaos and mayhem. For catching up on the entire first season, you can also head to the show’s official website.
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