6 JonBenet shows and TV's rush to true crime: A checklist

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Following the success of HBO's The Jinx, Netflix's Making a Murderer and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson, broadcast, cable and streaming services alike are competing to find the next watercooler obsession.

- CBS' The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey, a six-part docuseries pegged to the 20th anniversary of the slaying and unsolved murder of former the former child beauty queen. (Sept. 18)

- Lifetime's A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst as a one-off told from the point of view of his late first wife, Kathleen Durst, who was allegedly one of his first victims. Based on Matt Birkbeck's book A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst. (TBD)

- TNT is readying Finding Chandra, a scripted miniseries based on Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery exploring the recently re-opened case exploring the slaying of Chandra Levy.

- Martin Sheen will exec produce and host Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent for Investigation Discovery. Based on the book O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It by William C. Dear. (2017)

- ID's JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery, a three-part special from Weinstein TV and National Enquirer owner American Media Inc. (Sept. 12)

- FX's Katrina: American Crime Story, scripted series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk examining the 2005 hurricane, the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history. Based on Douglas Brinkley's The Great Deluge. (2017)

Read more: JonBenet Ramsey Investigation Discovery Special Unveils First Look (Exclusive Video)

- Season one of Discovery's Killing Fields focused on the case of a woman's body that was found in the Louisiana swampland. (New episodes TBD)

- A&E's The Killing of JonBenet: The Truth Uncovered will include new interviews with JonBenet Ramsey's brother, Burke, and her father, John. (Sept. 5)

- NBC is teaming with Dick Wolf for Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Brothers, eight-episode drama whose first season will focus on Lyle and Erik Menedez, who were convicted of murdering their parents and sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (TBD)

- George Clooney is teaming with the Making a Murderer creators for Lawbreaker, a drama about Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal, a drug that the pharmaceutical company made billions of dollars from after promoting it illegally to children and the elderly — and covering up its dangerous side effects. (Network, premiere date TBD)

- Netflix will produce additional episodes of Making a Murderer focused on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the latter of whom was released in August. (Episode count and premiere date TBD)

- Fox 21's Serial, scripted cable series in development with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Sarah Koenig. The subject is being kept under wraps and the drama does not yet have a network attached. (TBD)

- Nicole Brown Simpson's sister, Denise Brown, is developing an unscripted show for NBC News' Peacock Productions that will investigate cases where justice has been called into question.

- CBS is developing an untitled drama exploring the 19-month search and capture of Symbionese Liberation Army sympathizer Patty Hearst. (TBD)

- Universal Cable Productions is developing The Von Bulow Affair, based on the William Wright's The Von Bulow Affair, an exploration of the slaying of Sunny Von Bulow, the heiress and socialite whose husband was found not guilty of her death after his conviction for attempted murder was overturned.

- Waco, set up at The Weinstein Co., will star Taylor Kitsch as Branch Davidian leader David Koresch and explore the deadly 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas, between the FBI and religious sect. It's based on A Place Called Waco and Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator. (Network, premiere date TBD)

- Lifetime's scripted entry Who Killed JonBenet, starring Eion Bailey as the lead detective investigating Ramsey's (Payton Lepinski) slaying. (Fall)

A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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Steven Avery looks around a courtroom in the Calumet County Courthouse before the verdict was read in his trial, March 18, 2007, in Chilton, Wis. Avery was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit only to be convicted of committing a murder 3½ years after he left prison, said Tuesday, April 17, 2007, he is confident he will again be exonerated. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, Pool, File)
This March 2007 file photo shows Calumet County District Attorney Kenneth Kratz giving his closing argument in the Steven Avery trial in the courtroom in Chilton, Wis. Police say Kratz sent repeated text messages trying to spark an affair with a domestic abuse victim while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Karen Halbach, mother of Teresa Halbach, listens Tuesday, April 24, 2007, to testimony in the Brendan Dassey trial in Manitowoc, Wis. Dassey, 17, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and first-degree sexual assault in the death of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach on Oct. 31, 2005. His uncle, Steven Avery, 44, was convicted last month in Halbach's murder and is to be sentenced to mandatory life in prison in June. (AP Photo/Bruce Halmo, Pool)
Karen Halbach talks to the jury about her slain daughter, Teresa Halbach, during the trial of Brendan Dassey, Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. Dassey, 17, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and first-degree sexual assault in the death of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach on Oct. 31, 2005. His uncle, Steven Avery, 44, was found guilty of her murder last month. (AP Photo/Dan Powers, Pool)
Tom Halbach, father of Teresa Halbach waits in the courtroom for the verdict in the Steven Avery Trial Calumet County Courthouse Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Chilton, Wis. Avery was found guilty of first degree intentional homicide in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, 25, on Oct. 31, 2005 near the family's auto salvage lot in rural Manitowoc County. (AP Photo/Patrick Ferron, Pool)
Sgt. Mark Wiegert with the Calumet Sheriff Department, testifies during Steven Avery's trial on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. Avery, 44, and his 17-year-old nephew are accused of murdering 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach and burning her body on Halloween 2005. The nephew, Brendan Dassey, is scheduled for trial in April. (AP Photo/Evan Siegle, Pool)
Steven Avery's attorney Dean Strang points to a photo showing a CD case that contained blood stains in Teresa Halbach's vehicle while questioning Nick Stahlke, a blood spatter expert with the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory during testimony in Avery's murder trial Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Chilton, Wis. Avery is accused of killing Teresa Halbach, 25, after she went to the family's rural salvage lot to photograph a minivan they had for sale. (AP Photo/Bruce Halmo, Pool)
Blaine Dassey, Steven Avery's nephew and the brother of Brendan Dassey testifies Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, during Avery's murder trial in Chilton, Wis. Avery is accused of killing Teresa Halbach, 25, after she went to the family's rural salvage lot to photograph a minivan they had for sale. (AP Photo/Bruce Halmo, Pool)
Manitowoc County Circuit Judge Patrick Willis listens to Steven Avery's attorney Dean Strang argue a point during Avery's murder trial Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Chilton, Wis. Avery is accused, along with his 17-year-old nephew, of killing Teresa Halbach, 25, after she went to the family's rural salvage lot to photograph a minivan they had for sale. (AP Photo/Bruce Halmo, Pool)
Marc LeBeau, unit chief of the FBI's chemistry unit, testifies in the Steven Avery homicide trial Monday, March 5, 2007, at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. Avery is accused, along with his 17-year-old nephew, of killing Teresa Halbach, 25, after she went to the family's rural salvage lot to photograph a minivan they had for sale. (AP Photo/Mike De Sisti, Pool)
Steven Avery, left, exits the courtroom after closing arguments in his trial, Thursday, March 15, 2007 at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. Avery is accused, along with his 17-year-old nephew, of killing Teresa Halbach, 25, after she went to the family's rural salvage lot to photograph a minivan they had for sale. (AP Photo/Dwight Nale, Pool)
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz answers a question after the murder trial of Steven Avery Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Chilton, Wis. Avery was found guilty of first degree intentional homicide in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, 25, on Oct. 31, 2005 near the family's auto salvage lot in rural Manitowoc County. (AP Photo/Jeff Phelps, Pool)
The hands of Tom Halbach, father of Teresa Halbach, are shown as he waits for the verdict in the Steven Avery murder trial in the Calumet County Courthouse Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Chilton, Wis. Avery was found guilty of first degree intentional homicide in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, 25, on Oct. 31, 2005 near the family's auto salvage lot in rural Manitowoc County. (AP Photo/Patrick Ferron, Pool)
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