Chicago PD fans will love Dick Wolf's new show Sins of the South

Dick Wolf is back with another tense procedural drama.
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Dick Wolf doesn't slow down. The titan of television has been responsible for creating Law & Order, FBI and the One Chicago franchises. All of these titles continue to thrive after a decade (or even two) on the air, but Wolf has more in the tank. His production company is partnering with Oxygen True Crime to launch a brand new procedural drama titled Sins of the South.

Fans of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago PD, in particular, will love Sins of the South. The show breaks from the scripted format in favor of a documentary approach, but the grisly crimes and the dogged investigating by police remain crucial as ever.

Sins of the South will focus on real life cases

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The press release from Oxygen provides additional details about Sins of the South and what fans can expect to get:

"With a deliciously delightful Southern inflected narration, each of the 12-hour-long episodes unravel the twists and turns of a real-life murder, highlighting the disturbing crimes of the South and the wickedness that led to it."

Each episode will include first-hand accounts of the crimes from victims’ loved ones, as well as detailed recreations made in collaboration with law enforcement. Sins of the South will also rely on archival footage to further the sense of realism in these real-life cases.

Dick Wolf previously dabbled in the docuseries format

Some of the cases that have been teased throughout season 1 include the death of a New Orleans pastor in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the murder of a Miami Beach hotel heir that led the police to take a closer look at the heir's family. The most grisly, however, based on the descriptions, is the triple murder that took place in the Blue Ridge Mountain community.

This is not the first time Dick Wolf Productions has gone the documentary route. The company teamed up with NBC for LA Fire & Rescue, which detailed the dangerous situations that real life firefighters went through in California, The docuseries was co-signed by Chicago Fire star David Eigenberg, but was canceled after only one season in 2023.

We hope that Sins of the South has a more substantial run! The Oxygen series premieres Sunday, May 12th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

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