Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders has tapped The Young and the Restless alum Miles Gaston Villanueva for the role of Lyle Menendez in NBC’s upcoming anthology series.
The eight-episode first season will focus on the infamous case of Lyle (Villanueva) and Erik Menendez (Gus Halper), brothers who were convicted in 1996 of murdering their parents seven years earlier. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries — there was one trial but two separate juries, one for each brother — the brothers later were re-tried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
The true-crime installment of the Law & Order franchise will delve into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Edie Falco also stars as defense attorney Leslie Abramson.