True Crime Shows 2019: 3 Best Stories to Watch on Netflix & HBO

By: Dave Taylor | Victor Padilla | Segun Oduolowu Posted: 3:10 PM, Mar 5, 2019 Updated: 8:22 AM, Mar 6, 2019

Court TV will be back in session this May with Vinnie Politan, the original face of Court TV, as lead anchor. To hold you over until then, Vinnie told us about three upcoming true crime shows he’s excited to see.


The Case Against Adnan Syed

First on our list of true crime shows is The Case Against Adnan Syed. “This is the guy who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend back in high school, [and] has served a whole bunch of time in prison,” shares Vinnie. “And the question is – did he really do it? Didn’t he have an alibi?” We can’t wait to see this either! The four-hour docuseries arrives on HBO this Sunday.


When They See Us

Now to number two on our roundup of highly-anticipated true crime shows! On May 31st, it’ll be time for a new look at the infamous case of the Central Park Five when When They See Us hits Netflix. “The Central Park Five is such a tragic story because you have confessions that were false confessions,” says Vinnie. “So for me, as a former prosecutor, […] this story is so interesting because the last thing you wanna do as a prosecutor is convict someone who’s innocent – and that’s what happened here.” There was an award-winning documentary from Ken Burns about this crime. But Netflix’s four-episode series directed by Ava DuVernay will be different, since it’ll take on the events with help from actors like Vera Farmiga, Blair Underwood and John Leguizamo – as well as executive producer Oprah Winfrey.


Unsolved Mysteries

The last series Vinnie has his eyes on doesn’t even have an air date yet: Netflix’s twelve-part reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. “I am really looking forward to this reboot of Unsolved Mysteries,” offers Vinnie. “This was the series back in the 80s that captivated all of us – mostly because Robert Stack in his trench coat with his voice would just draw us into this mystery we tried to figure out.” Sounds like one of those true crime shows you definitely won’t want to miss!


If you’re looking for the best true crime shows to watch on Netflix and HBO, now you’ve got three options to keep you on the edge of your seat.


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