Law & Order True Crime

Law and Order True Crime (The Menendez Murders) logo

Alternate Title(s) Law & Order True Crime,
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Format True Crime
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by René Balcer
Starring See below
Narrated By
Opening Theme
Country of origin United States
Language English
Original channel NBC
Original run September 26, 2017
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
List of episodes
IMDB profile Law & Order: True Crime summary
related shows Law & Order franchise

Law & Order True Crime is a American true crime anthology series that premiere on September 26, 2017 on NBC. The series was ordered on July 15, 2016, and created by René Balcer as part of the Dick Wolf's Law & Order franchise. The eight-episode first season, titled Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, is a dramatization of the Lyle and Erik Menendez (a.k.a. "The Menendez Brothers") case. The first season concluded on November 14, 2017.

Main Cast

Current Cast and Characters

Recurring Guest Stars

  • Anthony Edwards as Judge Stanley Weisberg
  • Julianne Nicholson as Jill Lansing
  • Constance Marie as Marta Cano
  • Carlos Gomez as Jose Menendez
  • Sam Jaeger as Detective Les Zoeller
  • Sterling Beaumon as Glenn Stevens
  • Molly Hagan as Joan Vandermolen
  • Dominic Flores as Henry Llano
  • Lolita Davidovich as Kitty Menendez
  • Heather Graham as Judalon Smyth
  • Elizabeth Reaser as Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich
  • Larry Cedar as Milton Anderson
  • Josh Charles as Dr. Jerome Oziel
  • Ezra Buzzington as Deputy District Attroney Elliott Alhadeff
  • Raphael Sbarge as Jon Conte


Image Episode # Title Original Airdate
Tc0101 1.01 (#1) Episode 1 26 September 2017
Tc0102 1.02 (#2) Episode 2 3 October 2017
Tc0103 1.03 (#3) Episode 3 10 October 2017
Tc0104 1.04 (#4) Episode 4 17 October 2017
Tc0105 1.05 (#5) Episode 5 24 October 2017
Tc0106 1.06 (#6) Episode 6 31 October 2017
Tc0107 1.07 (#7) Episode 7 7 November 2017
Tc0108 1.08 (#8) Episode 8 14 November 2017


Filming for the series began on June 26, 2017.


Law & Order True Crime has received polarized reviews from critics. The show was praised for some of its writing and acting, particularly Falco's performance, but was largely criticized for its style (in terms of directing, cinematography, and even concept) with many critics comparing it to another anthology crime series, American Crime Story. On Rotten Tomatoes the season has a rating of 69% based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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