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Tegna and Law & Crime Productions are joining forces in a deal that will see hundreds of hours of true crime and investigative podcast and television programming created. As part of the partnership, Tegna’s in-house production studio Vault Studios will team with Law & Crime Productions to produce a podcast series based on the hit TV series “Killer Cases,” which currently airs on A&E and True Crime Network. The two companies will also team up with the U.K. television distributor Cineflix Rights to create a new TV series called “Cult Justice.” The ten-episode series examines the allure and power of cults. There’s no word yet on whether “Cult Justice” will have a podcast companion, however. 

Launched in 2019, Vault Studios has leveraged Tegna’s local TV archives to produce a dozen true crime podcasts so far, including series like The Daily CrimeTrue Crime Chronicles and Urge To Kill.

“The partnership with Law & Crime and Cineflix Rights solidifies Tegna’s position as a player in original true crime programming,” said VP Brian Weiss. “Along with the success of True Crime Network, the growth of Vault Studios, and a treasure trove of stories in our expansive content library, this deal reinforces our role as a future leader in the unscripted entertainment content space.” 

Law & Crime Productions, founded by attorney and TV host Dan Abrams, has also expanded into podcasting, releasing seven series to date including Court JunkieCoptales + Cocktails, and They Walk Among America – a U.S. adaptation of a popular U.K. podcast. 

Rachel Stockman, President of Law & Crime Productions, said the alliance with Tenga gives them access to thousands of stories in cities all around America. “Law & Crime’s team of experienced legal and crime producers is excited to take a deep dive into Tegna’s extensive and unique library of true crime and investigative footage,” she said.