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When Will ‘True Conviction’ Return on Investigation Discovery?

March 14, 2020
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Discovery ID’s particular forte has always been shows which involve the documentation of real-life events. The network also documents investigative forays from an unbiased third-party perspective into bygone events, lives, and phenomena. Other than a straight-up documentary greenlit by authorities and the state, most of these shows belong to the true crime genre, sometimes dramatized accounts thereof, so the noir-loving audience falls in hook, line, and sinker.

Among the most common central motifs is the show representatives themselves bootstrapping into a crime scene replica, so the audience gets to experience the emulation of police work, and feel like immersed in the experience.

Other times, these enactments and fluffing tactics are dropped for making a show meant less for entertainment than genuine investigative journalism. ID’s ‘True Conviction’, which aired on new year’s eve in 2018, is the rare specimen that falls into this second category. Instead of just police work and crime scenes, the show handles its subject mysteries with deeper insight, all the way down to courtroom procedures and evidence filing.

The show enjoyed a fairly critical consensus during its run and was renewed for another season which premiered on April 16, 2019. Now the question is, will there be a ‘True Conviction’ Season 3? We will delve into that question, as we look into the details of the series.

True Conviction Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘True Conviction’ Season 2 premiered on April 16, 2019. As much critical success as the show enjoyed on its debut season, there has not been news of a renewal yet. Even though it started as a miniseries of six episodes, the series and its premise, showed potential to turn into a long-time mainstay on the primetime slots for ID and ended up being renewed for another season of seven episodes.

There is every reason for the show to come back for another season sooner rather than later and we estimate a release date for ‘True Conviction’ Season 3 to be sometime around May 2020. All speculations aside, there has been no official announcement from the network, so an air date for a third season is still TBD.

Who is the Host of True Conviction?

Most shows in ID do not have anything like an ensemble cast, and the crew can vary widely from one season to the other. But one of the most unique aspects of ‘True Conviction’ is its host and narrator, Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi. Anna is herself a prosecutor in Brooklyn DA office with a stellar clean-sheet career, never having lost a case. It goes without saying that having such an esteemed prosecutor to mediate and commentate the six cases in the first season, and seven in the second had been a great boon, so much so that it is practically impossible to imagine the show without Anna.

Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi also has a formal TV experience to bring to the table, with the documentary ‘Web of Lies’, and shows like ‘Did He Do It?’ and ‘Hannity’ to add to her name. It is, therefore, safe to surmise that if the show is renewed, appointing Anna back as the lead will be the first priority for ID execs and the showrunner.

What is True Conviction about?

Sharpened by the 21-year career in the homicide bureau of her Brooklyn office, Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi reviews six various homicides in the six episodes in its debut season and seven episodes in its second season. ‘True Conviction’ goes the extra mile from the generic cop show and legal drama by mixing both elements, showcasing how the synergy between detectives and attorneys helps to unravel apparently unsolvable cases.

To cite an example, one of these cases is the iconic 1990s Philadelphia case, the murder of Donna Willard, following which the suspect had been off the hook for a long duration – long enough to make the investigation unit to consider giving up at one point.

A similar case of a computer genius Cari Farver was registered, when she went missing but continued to remain in contact with her current lover, an ex-boyfriend, and her mother. It remains to be seen if Farver is a victim of an unfortunate crime or the mastermind behind her own disappearance.

The show’s formula had worked wonders, netting it favourable response from the audience, good enough to at least warrant a renewal. When it eventually does, we are stoked to see yet another series of yet well-detailed investigations.

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