Mark your calendars—set your DVR's! Marcia Clark will be hosting a new show on A&E, a spinoff of the popular, long-running series, "The First 48." The title of the show is "The First 48: Marcia Clark Investigates." In each two-hour episode, Marcia re-investigates notorious cases, such as Casey Anthony, Robert Blake, Chandra Levy and Drew Peterson. Cases we all thought we knew so well. But this show will reveal important new information, the kind of information you only find when you take a closer look.
"The First 48: Marcia Clark Investigates" premiered on March 29 at 8 p.m. on A&E.
Marcia Clark is a bestselling author and a criminal lawyer who began her career in law as a criminal defense attorney and went on to become a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney’s Office in 1981. She spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit, where she handled a number of high profile cases, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo, whose conviction for the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer resulted in legislation that offered victims better protection from stalkers as well as increased punishment for the offenders. She was lead prosecutor for the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
In May of 1997 her book on the Simpson case, Without a Doubt, was published and reached #1 on the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers lists. In February 2016, Clark re-released the book with a new foreword.
Clark’s new crime fiction series centering on criminal defense attorney, Samantha Brinkman, debuted in May 2016 with the publication of Blood Defense, a #1 Amazon bestseller. ABC Studios optioned the book and NBC purchased a pilot script for a one-hour drama series based on the book. Moral Defense, the second book in the series, which was published in November 2016, made the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. The third book in the series, Snap Judgment, published in August 2017. Clark is currently working on another scripted project for ABC Studios and writing the fourth book in the Samantha Brinkman series. She is also the author of four bestselling legal thrillers featuring prosecutor Rachel Knight: The Competition, Killer Ambition, Guilt by Degrees, and Guilt by Association. TNT optioned the books for a one-hour drama series and shot the pilot, which starred Julia Stiles as Rachel Knight.
Marcia Clark has been interviewed on Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Ellen, Today, The View, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight, among many others and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, People, Vulture, Vogue, Elle, and many other media outlets in the United States and around the world. She gives lectures across the country on a variety of topics, including how celebrity and media attention continue to impact criminal cases, the gender bias of the media and the workplace, and the ways in which those attitudes are changing among the millennials.