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Real Detective Series 1

Crime & Investigation, Drama, Factual Documentaries / 8 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, Format, Non-Theatric

A WAM Media GRP Production for Discovery ID

Every detective has one. A case that pushes them to the brink. A case that takes hold of them and won’t let go. A case so intense and personal it haunts them… And when a real detective tells you their “garden shed” case, you never forget because nothing beats a true story.

Real Detective brings to life the real “garden shed” story, blending the worlds of true crime documentary and scripted storytelling to deliver the most authentic, personal and riveting crime series. The detectives, the victims, the mysteries, the emotion, the grit and the imperfectness of it all will captivate like no other. Each episode is constructed around a real life crime – an investigation with dramatic twists and turns, wrong leads, personal challenges, the catching of the bad guy and justice being served.

Episode 1: Investigating the double homicide of Carol Marlin and Maggie Ginn, Detective Eddie Herman’s ego gets in the way.

Episode 2: Texas Ranger Phil Ryan goes up against suspects in high places to get justice for Diana Daniel, a murdered young woman.

Episode 3: Detective Don Tabak joins the Homicide division during the worst murder years in LA’s history, and investigates the death of Jodi Bartmess.

Episode 4: Detective C.W. Jensen’s search for a missing child, Lee Iseli, turns into a harrowing pursuit of a child serial killer.

Episode 5: Detective Leigh Maroni makes a rookie mistake and gets too close to the mother of Floyd Robey, a murder victim.

Episode 6: Detective Tommy Ray investigates a suspicious hit and run case that killed Alvin Johnson.

Episode 7: When a series of women are murdered, Mike Ciesynski’s leads go nowhere – until he receives a call from an inmate.

Episode 8: When 10-year-old Zachary Ramsay disappears, cop John Cameron fights to clear his friend’s name.


Dramatised storyline re-enacted by:

Episode 1: Devon Sawa (NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-0, Final Destination)

Episode 2: Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs)

Episode 3: Curtis Caravaggio (The Expanse, Arrow, Flashpoint)

Episode 4: Tahmoh Penikett (Altered Carbon, Man Of Steel, Supernatural)

Episode 5: Zoie Palmer (Pure, Lost Girl, Flashpoint)

Episode 6: Max Martini (The Purge, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Captain Phillips)

Episode 7: Brendan Fehr (Better Call Saul, Wyonna Earp, The Night Shift)

Episode 8: Ryan Robbins (Pure, Ghost Wars, The Killing)