February 11th, 2020

The Wait is Over! “Forensic Files II”, Narrated by Bill Camp (“Dark Waters”, “Joker”), Launches Sunday, February 23 at 10pm ET/PT Exclusively on HLN

Two Half-Hour, Back-To-Back Episodes Premiere Each Sunday for Eight Weeks


HLN To Air Original Forensic Files Episodes, From the Beginning, Starting Feb 12 in Advance of FF II Premiere


February 11, 2020 Sixteen new, half-hour episodes of the enormously successful crime & investigations docu-series franchise Forensic Files, begin airing with two back-to-back episodes Sunday, February 23, 10-11 pm ET/PT, under the new name Forensic Files II, produced by, and airing exclusively, on HLN.

The series, which halted production in 2011, returns with new episodes true to the original format, content and continuity, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and production. Additionally, the series is now narrated by acclaimed film, stage and television actor Bill Camp (Dark Waters, JokerThe Outsider, The Night Of).

In anticipation of the series premiere, HLN will air the original Forensic Files series from the beginning in consecutive order every day starting Wednesday, February 12 at 8 pm ET through the night of the premiere, with breaks for HLN’s live news programs.

Prior to the Forensic Files II launch, one episode, Portrait of a Serial Killer will be available to viewers on VOD and CNNGo beginning February 14.

Smart home security company ADT will serve as a launch sponsor of Forensic Files II.

Forensic Files II is produced by HLN under the guidance of Nancy Duffy, senior vice president, program development, CNN and executive producer of the series.


Following are the loglines and airdates (where available) for Forensic Files II:


Buried Secrets (Scott Purk) airdate Sunday, February 23, 10pm ET/PT:  A fire leads investigators to re-examine an unusual death


On the Rocks (Joseph Michael Simpson) airdate Sunday, February 23 10:30pm, ET/PT: the naked body of a young woman is discovered in a remote area leading forensic investigators on a search for clues to her identity and the identity of her killer


The Black Hole (Blake Russell) airdate TBA: Investigators search for clues after a body is discovered in a watery grave


Killer Snapshot  (Brent Huck) airdate TBA: An amazing new forensic tool turns a cold case around


The Green Pen (Raymond Clark) airdate TBA:  When a Yale student mysteriously vanishes days before her wedding investigators comb a secure research lab for clues


Portrait of a Serial Killer (Daniel Lee Corwin)  airdate TBA:  A serial killer terrorizes a small Texas town (pre-linear episode)


The Ambush (Sherry Engel) airdate TBA:  A mysterious murder in an upscale community is solved by cell phone forensics


Human Sawdust (Melanie McGuire) airdate TBA: Suitcase leads to the gruesome discovery of a nearly perfect crime


Killer Disguise (Joanna Hayes) airdate TBA: A young mother is murdered in a crowded parking lot in broad daylight


The Letter (Kaitlyn Conley) airdate TBA: the sudden and mysterious death of a health conscious woman triggers an investigation into what killed her


Family Tree (William Talbott)  airdate TBA: after the brutal slaying of a young couple on a road trip, the victims’ families begin receiving disturbing letters


The Barn (John Brooks) airdate TBA: when a popular handyman in a New Hampshire town is found murdered investigators follow forensic clues to a shocking conclusion


Church Lady  (Mary Jane Fonder) airdate TBA: a gruesome discovery in a small town church sends investigators on a search for a killer


The Car Accident (Yazeed Essa) airdate TBA: a healthy, young mother mysteriously dies after a minor traffic accident triggering an investigation to find out what caused of her death




Exclusive international distribution of Forensic Files II is through GARYLICO.TV,  gary@garylico.tv  Channels committed include RTL, Foxtel, AMC International and Atresmedia.


About HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.


About HLN

HLN features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality driven hosts by day. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner, a WarnerMedia Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.


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