Crimecon 2024: FilmRise’s "Bloodline Detectives" celebrates 100th episode milestone with Nancy Grace

Season 5 Begins Production as Season Four becomes available to stream for free. "Bloodline Detectives hosted by Nancy Grace" Ranked #1 of Top 20 True Crime Shows on Peacock by Entertainment Weekly.

31 MAY 2024

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Renowned legal analyst and former prosecutor Nancy Grace today announced at CrimeCon 2024 Nashville that FilmRise has commenced production on the fifth season of the hit true crime television series "Bloodline Detectives hosted by Nancy Grace", including the 100th episode of the program. This marks a  milestone for one of FilmRise’s first original productions as a television studio and streaming network. Grace also revealed that the fourth season of the fan-favorite true crime series has just dropped on multiple streaming platforms across the United States to stream for free on platforms including Tubi, FilmRise, YouTube, The Roku Channel, among many others. 

The series is co-produced by FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and operator of the FilmRise Streaming Network, and award-winning Ireland-based production company Peninsula Television. Series host Nancy Grace, John Terenzio, FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher, and Max Einhorn of FilmRise are executive producers.

Nancy Grace explained that justice is the driving force behind her work: “I am a victim of violent crime. I have devoted my life to speaking out on behalf of crime victims and seeking justice for them. Our series, 'Bloodline Detectives', joins me in that commitment. Family and friends of those featured on our show have endured years of uncertainty regarding the identity of the evildoers who brutally attacked their loved ones. Through the amazing breakthrough technology of genetic genealogy, we offer these loved ones a degree of closure and, potentially, justice. Reaching our 100th episode really underscores the never-ending mission of pursuing justice for victims. In addition to the victims’ families and friends, our viewers also want justice, and I am so grateful they join us in that pursuit. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the families involved, our viewers, and 'Bloodline Detectives' for joining together with one mission: Justice," commented.

In the 20 new episodes of season 4, the preeminent legal firebrand and famed former prosecutor takes viewers through the process of how detectives and forensic analysts work to solve cold cases with the use of familial DNA and genealogy. Some of the cases explored in this new season include the 1991 NorCal Rapist, the 1964 murder of Marise Chiverella, the murder of court reporter Nancy Bennallack, and the 1988 Three Rivers Killer in Michigan, among many others.

Max Einhorn, Executive Producer analyzed the trajectory of the show: “FilmRise launched the first season of 'Bloodline Detectives Hosted by Nancy Grace' in April 2020. This program marked the company's first original co-production. In the four years since, we’ve added even more true crime original series to our slate, but it all started with 'Bloodline Detectives'. Initially airing on broadcast TV through syndication, it later became available on various streaming platforms. Its ongoing success is a testament to the show's popularity and the audience's fascination with the forensic analysis of true crime cases," highlighted.

Grace opens each episode by detailing a highly publicized and violent crime where the perpetrator has yet to be identified. She then passes the story to the “bloodline detectives” and forensic scientists specially trained in DNA profiling to reveal the identities of notoriously elusive criminals once and for all.

Integrating key witness testimony with new forensic and genealogy expert interviews -- plus reconstruction and archival footage – Bloodline Detectives Hosted by Nancy Grace is a study in modern and futuristic crime-solving techniques. The program demonstrates how traditional investigative methods can now be significantly enhanced by the groundbreaking advancements in investigative genetic genealogy.