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No one knows what day will be their last, but in true crime investigations, a victim’s final 24 hours can provide critical clues to finding justice.
That’s the premise behind “Dateline: The Last Day,” a new series premiering on Peacock Tuesday, June 14.
The series, from NBC News’ award-winning newsmagazine, is Peacock's first original Dateline series, bringing viewers an inside look at a victim’s final movements and the split-second decisions that could have meant the difference between life and death, according to an announcement from NBCUniversal.
The stories are brought to life by NBC News correspondents Keith Morrison, Josh Mankiewicz, Stephanie Gosk and Andrea Canning, who piece together the victim’s final 24 hours through interviews with detectives, witnesses, family and friends of the victim.
“When it comes to crime, Dateline has been telling those stories and captivating viewers longer than anyone else,” said Rod Aissa, EVP Unscripted Content of NBCUniversal Television & Streaming. “We are thrilled to have the first original series from this iconic brand on Peacock and bring even more of these stories to our streaming audience.”
The first season, which is produced by NBC News, will highlight original reporting on eight new stories never before featured on the broadcast.
“'Dateline: The Last Day' features Dateline’s signature reporting and story-telling, but this series is also powered by an intense examination into a victim’s final 24 hours, where the first clues to a puzzling mystery can often be found,” David Corvo, the senior executive producer of Dateline, and Liz Cole, executive producer of Dateline and president of NBC News Studios, said in a joint statement. “We’re looking forward to bringing this series to Peacock’s streaming audience.”
“We do break down hour by hour what that person was doing that day,” he said. “It really puts you in the moment.”
Morrison added that the episodes have a “more cinematic feel.”
NBC’s original flagship series “Dateline NBC” is currently in its 30th season and is the longest-running primetime series in the network’s history.
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