Cold Justice is back — and PEOPLE's got the exclusive look at its big return
Cold Justice is back — and PEOPLE’s got the exclusive look at its big return.
Dick Wolf’s popular true-crime show, about veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and the cold cases she helps solve, is coming back to TV after a nearly two year hiatus. And this time, it’s got a whole new look and a whole new network.
The show, which premiered on TNT in 2013 and aired for three seasons, will make its new home on TV’s newest true-crime network Oxygen — with new episodes premiering this summer.
This season, Siegler will be joined by her band of seasoned detectives — Cold Justice veterans Johnny Bonds and Steve Spingola as well as newcomers Aaron Sam and Tonya Rider — each helping Siegler dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims.
“There are so many cold cases out there that still need to be solved. The beauty of this team is that we can make things right to get the guilty person put away,” Siegler says in the trailer. “There’s not a better feeling in the world if you’re in law enforcement. That’s while we’re here.”
“The victim’s family pain lingers for years,” she adds. “They need help more than anyone else.”
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Siegler’s had a lot of success in the job. Since its premiere, the Cold Justice team — while working with local law enforcement from across the country — have successfully helped bring approximately 30 arrests and 16 convictions.
“We conceived Cold Justice with the intent to provide justice for victims and their families in cold murder cases, and to give hope to those who had all but given up,” Wolf told PEOPLE in a statement. “The series has a proven track record. So far, in conjunction with local law enforcement, Kelly and her team have solved numerous cases. It’s not often a show like this gets a second life, but I am very grateful to Oxygen for reviving Cold Justice, so we can continue our mission.”
This season’s premiere episode pushes that track record even further as the Cold Justice team travels back to Siegler’s Texas turf to investigate the 1991 murder of a 35-year-old wife and mother of two young boys who happened to be an employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Cold Justice premieres July 22 (at 8 p.m. ET) on Oxygen.