Forensic Files is coming back! The series is being revived for a new season that will premiere in 2020. HLN revealed its plans to revive the true crimes series last week. New episodes will air starting in February. The plan is for 16 half-hour episodes. The revival series is being called Forensic Files II.
HLN has aired reruns of the series on its network for years. They tried to get someone to make new episodes of Forensic Files. When no one stepped up to the plate, the network found a way to revive the series. The series stopped airing in 2011.
“We have been speaking with the original producers and the original rights holders for some time. We are very pleased that the rights holder recognized what huge fans we are of the series and has entrusted us to continue with it. We want to create as many competitive true-crime series as possible. Files is one of the most recognizable and resonant, and has the most avid and ardent fans.”
Fans of Forensic Files will see the same style and storytelling that made the series popular during its run when it returns next year. The series had its beginnings in 1996, and it aired hundreds of episodes before it wrapped.
What do you think? Are you excited for the return of Forensic Files? Will you check out new episodes when they air in February?