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'Wanted' premieres on NBC News on 20 July

MUMBAI: The Wanted will premiere on 20 July at 10 p.m. with specialists in counter-terrorism, foreign intelligence, war crimes and investigative journalism profiling suspected international terrorists.

NBC News has scheduled its controversial To-Catch-a-Terrorist investigative programme in which an elite team hunts war criminals. "We hope this programme sheds light on an overlooked story," said David Corvo, executive producer at NBC News. "It is surprising how many people with serious accusations against them are living openly and avoiding any sort of judicial process."


The Wanted is about seeking justice for the many victims of terrorism and atrocity around the world," said David Crane, a former US intelligence official. "It will start a national conversation, an important dialog about war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and international terrorism, as well as the indifference and political cynicism that hampers international criminal law and the quest for justice."


The premiere will follow Mullah Krekar, the leader of an internationally designated terrorist organisation who has been living free in Norway. The second episode is set in Germany, where purported Al Qaeda supporter Mamoun Darkazanli remains free.


"It‘s like nothing you‘ve ever seen on TV before," promised executive producers Charlie Ebersol and Adam Ciralsky in a statement adding "the pairing of rigorous investigative journalism with high-end production values has resulted in a fast-paced show which we hope will leave viewers wanting more."

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