Oxygen Media, the new destination for high quality crime programming, premieres the new original real-time investigative series “Final Appeal,” following former football star and exoneree Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs as they work tirelessly to uncover the truth behind controversial cases that may have led to wrongful convictions. “Final Appeal” premieres on Sunday, January 7 at 7PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere episode.
“Brian Banks’ story is one of inspiring resilience and redemption,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “We are excited to partner with Peacock Productions to bring this true crime investigation series to our viewers and support Brian and Loni’s passionate pursuit for justice.”
Brian Banks is a former star football player who had NFL aspirations until he was wrongfully convicted of rape in 2002 . He served more than five years behind bars before he was fully exonerated and is now a prominent activist against unjust convictions. A film adaptation of his life was recently announced this past September. Loni Coombs is a former criminal prosecutor and legal commentator with more than twenty years’ experience who strongly believes that no stone should be left unturned when pursuing justice. Together, the relentless duo will break down criminal cases to the core, meeting with the defense and prosecution to get both sides of the story. Additionally, Brian and Loni will also consult with investigators and forensic experts to try and uncover fact from fiction. Each episode will take viewers on an emotional journey, filled with perplexing twists and turns to find out if the prisoner in question will get a second chance at life on the outside.
Fans can follow Final Appeal on Facebook for more details on the season, sneak peeks and more.
“Final Appeal” is produced by Peacock Productions with Sharon Scott, Elizabeth Waller, Melody Shafir and Siobhan Walshe serving as executive producers.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to crime programming in 2017, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “The Jury Speaks,” “Cold Justice,” “Three Days to Live,” and “It Takes A Killer.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.