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Executive Producer Tom Fontana Teases ‘Killing Fields’ Finale and What’s Next for the True-Crime Series

by Stacy Lambe 6:25 AM PST, February 09, 2016
Playing Executive Producer Tom Fontana Teases ‘Killing Fields’ Finale and What’s Next for the True-Crime Series

Discovery Channel's first true-crime series, Killing Fields, draws to a close on Tuesday evening -- but will it be able to finally get to the bottom of an unsolved murder that has plagued Detective Rodie Sanchez for 19 years?

In ETonline's exclusive look at the finale, Sanchez and his new partner on the case, Det. Aubrey St. Angelo, have zeroed in on a suspect. Now, they just need to get the DNA evidence to link him to the murder of Louisiana State University graduate student, Eugenie Boisfontaine, who would have celebrated her 53rd birthday on Tuesday.

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Shot in real time, executive producer Tom Fontana explains to ETonline that the show had to prepare for every outcome. "The team had three possible ways for the finale to go, so we were prepared for any eventuality," he writes via email, revealing that they had to work "very quickly" to get everything together for tonight's episode.

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And unlike The Jinx or Making a Murderer, there was also the possibility of no resolution at the end of the series. "We may not resolve the case, but just like in life, certain things aren't answered," executive producer Barry Levinson told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the show's debut. Luckily for fans and producers alike, Discovery recently ordered six new episodes of the show, continuing the investigation into the case.

So, what does that mean for the finale -- and where the show will go over the next six hours? "You'll have to wait and see," Fontana teases.

Killing Fields airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Discovery.

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