Leading Crime Docu-Series “Forensic Files II” Premieres July 11 on HLN


Forensic Files II, long considered the gold-standard of crime & justice non-fiction programming, will return with 14 new half-hour episodes starting Sunday July 11th on HLN.

The new season will showcase all new mysteries to solve with back-to-back episodes featuring the same style, music, story type and content that fans know and love.

The highest-rated HLN Original Series in the network’s history, Forensic Files II in its first season, reached additional benchmarks including:

  • In 2020, ranked #8 among the Top 20 non-fiction crime series on cable among P25-54.
  • Averaged more than one million total viewers for its Sunday 10pm/10:30pm Sunday premiere episodes.
  • Ranked #9 in ALL OF CABLE among P25-54 and #10 among P2+in the Sunday 10p hour.
  • #1 True Crime Series in its time period with P25-54 among the top True Crime cable competition (ID, A&E and Oxygen).

The original Forensic Files series, which halted production in 2011, returned on February 23, 2020, with new episodes true to the original format, content, and continuity, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and production. Additionally, the series is now narrated by acclaimed film, stage and television actor Bill Camp (Queen’s Gambit, News of the World, JokerThe Night Of).

Forensic Files ll will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Ahead of the linear premiere, starting on Monday July 5, a series sneak peek will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. The rest of the series full episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. 

Forensic Files II is produced by HLN Original Series under the guidance of Nancy Duffy, senior vice president, program development, CNN and executive producer of the series.

Learn more