For many of us true crime aficionadas, FORENSIC FILES is where we cut our teeth.
The show was a gold standard in the true crime genre. It's format was steady, intelligent, and always with an empathetic view of the victim, their family and the community who was touched by the tragedy.
Each episode was a peek into the forensic details of a crime scene investigation. Back in the day, phrases like gas chromatography mass spectrometry weren't part of the forensics lexicon like they are today (for the uninitiated, it let's you know the chemical composition of things like paint chips or fibres or other teeny microscopic things left behind).
The show ran for 14 seasons and, with over 406 episodes, was a staple rerun on tv. It educated an entire generation about the magic that happens when science and law enforcement combine.
So what happened to the show? Well, like many long running tv staples it just came to a close.
New Forensic Files 2020
As many fans hoped ... FORENSIC FILES 2 will return on February, 2020 on HLN, a channel owned by CNN. The new season has 16 new half hour episodes.
Watch the new trailer here:
The show will keep the same format but feature all new cases, showcasing the latest techniques in forensic science.
Who is the New Narrator for Forensic Files 2?
Known as "the voice" Peter Thomas was the iconic narrator of FORENSIC FILES. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 91. According to Google one of the highest search terms about the new season is ... who will be the new narrator?
Meet Bill Camp:
His bio from Wikipedia:
William Camp (born October 13, 1961) is an American character actor. He became famous for playing supporting roles in many films such as Lincoln (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Love and Mercy (2015), Loving (2016), Molly's Game (2017), Vice (2018), Wildlife (2018), and Joker (2019).
Camp has appeared in many television series and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role in the miniseries The Night Of (2016). He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the 2016 Broadway revival of the play The Crucible.
FORENSIC FILES II Episode Descriptions
Season One Episode One: Buried Secrets
A fire leads investigators to re-examine an unusual death.
Note: This episode was dedicated to the memory of original Forensic Files narrator Peter Thomas
Season One Episode Two: On the Rocks
The naked body of a young woman is discovered in a remote area with her head bash in with nearby rocks--this leads forensic investigators on a search for clues to her identity and the identity of her killer.
Season One Episode Three: Human Sawdust
A suitcase leads to the gruesome discovery of a nearly perfect crime.
Viewer Ratings as of April 6, 2020:
Image and Info from Google Reviews
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