Fans will be able to continue following this “Killing Fields” case for several more fascinating episodes. Ratings have been climbing, and last week’s episode set new rating highs among both men and women. According to a February 3 Show Biz Junkies article, Discovery is adding six more episodes to their first true crime series.
“This is not your typical true crime series,” said Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. “It is uniquely Discovery by allowing viewers to experience what it’s like to track an active and real criminal investigation.”
Apparently fans of the show agree with that statement since the series continues to gain a bigger fan base with every episode. Allowing viewers to follow this intriguing and unsolved murder case in real time provides an added dimension to the investigation as well. For those unfamiliar with this cold case, the show centers around two dedicated homicide detectives, Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo, as they reopen the 1997 case of a young woman who was found dead in a Louisiana canal.
The investigation at that time revealed she died from blunt-force trauma to the back of her head, and despite several leads, nothing panned out for Sanchez. Now that he is back on the case, Sanchez is more determined than ever to find the person or persons responsible for the death of Eugenie Boisfontaine, and to fulfill a promise he made to the victim’s mother that he would bring the killer to justice.
Emmy-winning executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana came up with the idea of shooting the series in real time. The Hollywood Reporter shared that because of this, Levinson spoke about how there could very well be a lack of closure if the murder cannot be solved.
“We’re not going to leave the case open forever either. There’s a point where they’ll say, ‘Okay, we’ve done what we’ve done, let’s call it a day,’ ” he said. “We may not resolve the case, but just like in life, certain things aren’t answered.”
If this were indeed the case, it’s a certainty fans would be disappointed if the killer wasn’t found. If ratings are any indication though, then it seems to be a chance that viewers are more than willing to take. Are you a fan of the show? Leave your comments, thoughts and opinions below. If you missed any episodes, check local listings for dates and times of future airings. “Killing Fields” airs on Tuesday’s at 10 p.m. ET on Discovery.