Nicole Brown Simpson's sister developing true-crime series for NBC's Peacock Productions

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Another familiar face from the "trial of the century" is headed for the small screen.

Denise Brown, the sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson, is developing a true-crime series for NBC News' Peacock Productions, it was announced Wednesday.

As part of the unscripted series, Brown and a team of experts will investigate all sides of the story in cases where justice has been called into question.

"Denise has experienced first-hand the complexities of the criminal justice system," Peacock Productions vp of development Melody Shafir, said. "She testified on behalf of her sister during one of the most high-profile murder trials in recent history and will draw on that experience throughout the series, with a deep understanding of the impact the system can have on the victim's family."

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TODAY -- Pictured: Denise Brown in an exclusive interview debating whether O.J. Simpson's book, 'If I Did It,' should be published on NBC News' Today on August 15, 2007 -- Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC NewsWire
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Book distributor Eric Kampmann and Denise Brown in an exclusive interview debating whether O.J. Simpson's book, 'If I Did It,' should be published on NBC News' Today on August 15, 2007 -- Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC NewsWire
Denise Brown (L), sister of Nicole-Brown Simpson, testifies February 6 on the witness stand as she relates how OJ Simpson's facial expressions changed during a 1980's incident when Mr. Simpson argued with Nicole-Simspon
Denise Brown (L), sister of Nicole-Brown Simpson, cries as she testifies February 6 about Nicole-Simpson's relationship with O.J. Simpson, during morning court session in Simpson's murder trial. Brown wears "Angel" earrings and pins in memory of her sister
Denise Brown, sister of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson, leaves the Santa Monica Courthouse February 4. The jury in the O. J. Simpson civil trial returned a verdict finding Simpson liable on all counts in the wrongful deaths of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Simpson, sister of Denise Brown.
Denise Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson, arrives at the Juvenile Justice Center in Orange for a custody hearing involving her late sister's children, Sydney and Justin, September 17. The children's father, O.J. Simpson, is seeking sole custody from their grandparents, Lou and Juditha Brown, who were made temporary guardians of the children during Simpson's criminal trial. SIMPSON
Louis Brown and his daughter Denise Brown, (R- black top) arrive at the courthouse in Fullerton,California January 31 for a hearing in the custody case involving the Brown's grandchildren, Sydney and Justin Simpson. The Brown family is seeking to stay a judge's decision granting O.J. Simpson custody of his two children. The judge refused to stay her decision. SIMPSON CUSTODY
Denise Brown and her mother Juditha Brown arrive for the hearing for custody of the children of Nicole Brown-Simpson in Anaheim, California. Juditha Brown has custody of the children since O.J. Simpson, father of the children, was accused and acquitted of the murders of Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. SIMPSON
Denise Brown, the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, wipes away a tear as she listens to testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on spousal abuse, September 12 in Washington. Brown had just finshed speaking to the committee
Former prosecutor in the Simpson double murder case Christopher Darden (L) joins Denise Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson's sister, and Geraldo Rivera in attending the First Annual "Always in Our Hearts" fundraising gala sponsored by the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation June 29 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Family members of murder victims Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman listen to court proceedings in the O.J. Simpson double-murder case 23 January1995,in Los Angeles, CA. Shown (L-R): Nicole's father Louis Brown, mother Juditha, sister Denise and Goldman's stepmother Patti and father Fred Goldman (behind Juditha). (Photo credit should read RICK MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, sits in court 11 January 1995 in Los Angeles,CA, as lawyers argued whether jurors should hear evidence linking O.J. Simpson to domestic violence. Superior Court Judge Lance Ito refused a defense request to have members of Nicole Brown Simpson's family excluded from the courtroom. (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brown added: "Peacock Productions' expertise in the true-crime narrative and unscripted programming is unparalleled. I am excited to begin working with Peacock and tell the stories of lives that have forever been changed by the criminal justice system."

As a result of her sister's death in June 1994, Brown committed to raising awareness for domestic violence and has traveled the country speaking on the issue. She is also the founder and president of The Elite Speakers Bureau, which provides education on issues such as abuse, school and workplace safety, mental health and more.

Brown has also worked to help pass various legislative solutions for domestic violence and testified to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to get increased funding for the Violence Against Women Act. She also assisted in the success of the Vine System, an automated victim notification service of the release of batterers from jail or prison.

The true-crime trend has only picked up steam since the success of HBO's The Jinx last year, and more recently, Netflix's Making a Murderer. CBS is also developing a true-crime series centered on the 1996 unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsay, while ABC is set to premiere the first of a multi-part 30 for 30 docuseries centered on O.J. Simpson. The subsequent parts of the series will air on ESPN. O.J. Simpson: Made In America originally premiered at Sundance prior to FX's hit anthology series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which brought big ratings and acclaim to the cabler. (Brown was portrayed by Jordana Brewster in the series.)

Since the FX series, several real-life figures from the case have returned to the spotlight, including prosecutor Marcia Clark and defense attorney Robert Shapiro, who spoke about the trial publicly for the first time in more than 20 years to Megyn Kelly for her Fox primetime special.

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