Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes

CBS News is planning to fill some of CBS’ Summer primetime schedule with a six-part documentary series called “Brooklyn DA.” The series, which kicks off Tuesday, May 21 at 10 PM, will follow the men and women of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Kings County is Brooklyn, if you aren’t familiar with your New York City geography). The show will follow the staff in the courtroom and out.

The “48 Hours” team will be producing the series, with Susan Zirisnky serving as senior EP and Patti Aronofsky as senior supervising producer. Aronofsky also created the concept.

“No matter where you go, everyone has heard about Brooklyn,” said Zirinsky in a statement. “What makes this series so unique is getting into the lives and personalities of the individual DAs, led by Charles ‘Joe’ Hynes, who reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Brooklyn. We are allowed to watch their successes and their failures – it’s immediate, compelling and often heartbreaking.”

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