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NBC hires O.J. Simpson’s sister-in-law Denise Brown to develop true crime series

Activist Denise Brown arrives at the 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 7, 2006 in Palm Springs, California.
Activist Denise Brown arrives at the 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 7, 2006 in Palm Springs, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

NBC News’ production company has signed a development deal with Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, to create a new true crime series.

The company says in the new unscripted show “Brown and a team of experts will investigate all sides of the story in cases where justice has been called into question.”

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Brown Simpson’s murder was at the centre of the O.J. Simpson murder trial which was labelled by some as “the trial of the 20th century.”

Brown testified against Simpson in the trial which eventually saw the latter found not guilty of all charges.

“Denise has experienced first-hand the complexities of the criminal justice system,” Melody Shafir, Vice President of Development for Peacock Productions, said in a press release.

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The company makes programming for a variety of cable and broadcast networks. There’s no indication of where Brown’s prospective series would land.

Since her sister’s death in 1994, Brown has been working to raise awareness of domestic violence issues.

With files from The Associated Press