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.
Ken Jautz, the CNN executive vice president, said the following about the decision to bring back Forensic Files, per Variety:
“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?
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Great news! Will be anxiously awaiting. Does anyone know who is singing that creepy version of “Scarborough Fair” in the promo for this? Thank you.
Can’t wait. I’ve watch every episode since the beginning several times over. , I know them by heart. LOL
They were the original detective/crime show for forensics. Truly the best. I hope they keep the original format. Will miss Peter Thomas, such a good narrator.
I always binge-watch Forensic Files! I just love the show! I even listen to it in my car while I’m driving on my Sirius radio! Im very very excited about the new episodes coming up!
Love love love Forensic Files> Omg can’t wait til Feb 2020. Been watching for 22 years. Thank you HLN.
I love Forensic Files, it is tragic, (vicious murders) heroic ( law enforcement, detectives, scientists.) I am so happy it has been revived. With major advancements in technology the cases will be fascinating with the satisfaction that there is justice for heinous crimes.
Hopefully the new VO will be in the same league as Peter Thomas.
I love this show, I just discovered it within the past year and I binge on it often. I can’t wait to watch every episode before the new ones start in February
I always hope they would bring show back. Been seeing this show for years. Cant wait for 2020!
I will most definitely watch the new Forensic Files!! I am still watching all the old reruns. Can’t wait!
Awesome program. I have loved for years and still rewatch and still learn! Thank you for the excellent show.
YAAAY! It is about time!
Great news for true crime followers!
Looking forward to it!
So excited to hear about this. Big fan since the beginning and have watched over and over wandering whether it was ever coming back, so can’t wait for it!! Nothing quite like it.
Best news I’ve heard in quite awhile. Love watching this series and looking forward to new episodes. Great news!!!
Omg, can’t wait for new episodes!! Huge fan of series