The anticipation surrounding the forthcoming second season of Netflix's Making a Murderer hit an astronomical high last week after a federal judge in Milwaukee ordered docuseries subject Brendan Dassey to be released from prison. The overturned conviction shined a spotlight not only on Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, but also pointed to the high stakes of true crime television in the age of social media. CBS is unveiling their own entry in the revitalized genre in September with The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, a six-hour limited event docuseries exploring the unsolved murder of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey.
The first trailer for the series, released Monday night, promises to look at "new theories" in an attempt to solve the high-profile murder case once and for all. Jim Clemente, a retired FBI supervisory special agent and one of the 1996 case's original investigators, will reunite with forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee, former chief investigator for the Boulder District Attorney James Kolar, retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald, and forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz. The reunited team will also be joined by several new experts, including behavioral analyst Laura Richards and statement analyst Stan Burke.
In addition to extensive new interviews with key persons, The Case of will see the team recreate the crime scene by crafting replicas of the Ramsey house. JonBenét was murdered in her Boulder home in 1996 with her father, John, discovering her body in the basement hours after she was initially reported to local authorities as a missing person. The Ramsey family was cleared by DNA evidence in 2008, as noted by CNN.
The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey premieres Sept. 18 on CBS. Check out the trailer above.