Vincent D'Onofrio made an impression on superhero fans everywhere as Matt Murdock's archnemesis on Netflix's Daredevil, but despite the best efforts of D'Onofrio and other members of the cast, that show may be done for good. The good news is that even if he has to leave Wilson Fisk/Kingpin behind, he'll be back on streaming television thanks to a new CBS All Access series by the name of Interrogation. There's a unique hook to this crime drama that may just have more people signing up for the streaming service.
Interrogation will be a true-crime drama that adapts the true story of a man who was convicted of the brutal murder of his mother. The true story spans more than three decades, and the viewer will be the detective in the case, with each episode revolving around an interrogation. In an unusual twist, the episodes aside from the season finale are meant to be watched in any order, and will be released in one batch. The finale will be released later on.
The man convicted of the murder will be played by Kyle Gallner at all ages, so we can probably count on a serious makeup job to age the 32-year-old actor for some up the episodes. Vincent D'Onofrio will play an Internal Affairs officer, which will certainly make him different from Kingpin on Daredevil. The actor is set to recur on Interrogation.
The IA officer will become the convicted murderer's biggest ally, according to Deadline, which leads me to wonder if Kyle Gallner's character shouldn't have been convicted after all. In the process of becoming the convict's ally, Vincent D'Onofrio's character will come to question his faith in the criminal justice system. Co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, the drama stars Peter Sarsgaard, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frank Whaley, and David Strathairn as well.
Interrogation doesn't mark the first time Vincent D'Onofrio has played a character on the law and order side of a drama. Even if he's best known in recent years for playing a very bad guy on Daredevil, he made a name for himself on the small screen as Detective Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Despite running for 10 seasons, Criminal Intent is only the third longest-running series in the franchise. Law & Order: Special Victims will actually make TV history next season.
It should definitely be interesting to see how Interrogation is received by audiences. Much like projects along the lines of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Interrogation is a show that never could have worked before streaming services became popular and started to get creative. I wonder if, like Bandersnatch, the option to watch the episodes in any order means that Interrogation will be worth watching several times over ahead of the finale release to answer all our questions.
That said, the mystery could be rendered moot if viewers look up the name and history of the convicted murderer, since this is a true crime case. Could Interrogation change the names to protect the mystery? It wouldn't be the first show to go to extreme lengths to prevent viewers from solving TV mysteries too soon.
There's no news at this point of when Interrogation could debut on CBS All Access, but there are shows like Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone available on the streamer now, along with plenty of other TV options this midseason.