Kary Antholis, the former president of HBO Miniseries for more than 25 years, has just launched a new true crime and court case website.
The website, which is called “Crime Story,” will publish in-depth reporting on various court cases, from well-known murder cases to lesser known trials. There will also be a special section dedicated just to Los Angeles.
Always fascinated by the intersection of crime, politics, and journalism, Antholis is a lawyer by profession, but he has worked in several other capacities in addition to his years at HBO. Most recently, he taught classes at USC on crime dramas and documentaries.
Many of his in-class discussions will now be featured on the “Crime Story” podcast which will accompany the site. True-crime aficionados can look forward to special guests such as “Serial” co-creator Sarah Koenig, “Criminal Minds” show runner Ed Bernero, and “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan as well as director Michelle MacLaren.
According to Antholis, his “aim at Crime Story, simply put, is to appeal to those who are engaged by a well-told crime story, to those who want to know more about how and why stories of crime and justice are told AND to those who care about the fairness and humanity of our justice system.”
The Greek-American lawyer continues to work on some HBO projects as well. He was responsible for overseeing several hit shows, including the critically-acclaimed audience favorite “Chernobyl.”