Lifetime Dedicates Mondays to True Crime With Four Unscripted Series
[via article from Realscreen by Justin Anderson]
Lifetime is expanding its unscripted slate with more true-crime content, adding the original series #TextMeWhenYouGetHome, Meet Marry Murder and Phrogging: Hider in My House, along with the UK import Sleeping with a Killer, for its new Life & Crime Mondays.
The block kicks off with #TextMeWhenYouGetHome (pictured) and Sleeping with a Killer on June 6, with Phrogging: Hider in My House and Meet Marry Murder slated to premiere later this summer.
The hashtag #TextMeWhenYouGetHome became a viral global movement following the 2021 death of Sarah Everard in the UK, which sparked awareness, anger and a wider conversation around the vulnerability and lack of safety women feel while alone in public. Each episode of the docuseries follows the case of an innocent woman who was abducted, harmed or even killed by someone on what was an otherwise average day. In several episodes, survivors will tell their stories in their own words.
#TextMeWhenYouGetHome is produced by AMS Pictures, with Andy Streitfeld serving as executive producer, Brad Osborne as creative director and Kim Clemons as showrunner. Amy Winter and Nicole Vogel are executive producers for Lifetime.
Sleeping with a Killer (released in the UK as Green Eyed Killers) looks at real-life cases in which jealousy pushed individuals to do the unthinkable, focusing on ordinary people who met tragic ends at the hands of husbands, wives, former friends or lovers. The 26-episode series examines the events that led up to these life-changing moments, and the setbacks that often occurred in the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators.
Phrogging: Hider in My House is a stranger-than-fiction true-crime thriller that explores the phenomenon of “phrogging,” in which people secretly live inside someone else’s home. Each episode features two firsthand accounts from survivors who share their experiences, while interviews, archive materials and cinematic recreations bring the stories to life.
The series is produced by Objective Media Group America, an All3Media America company. Executive producers for Objective Media Group America are Jessica Everleth, Layla Smith and Jilly Pearce, with Saterah Moore overseeing the series as SVP of current. Amy Winter, Brie Miranda Bryant, and Nicole Vogel executive produce for Lifetime. Ten episodes of the series have been ordered.
Finally, Meet Marry Murder reveals the true stories of marriages gone terribly wrong, as an unsuspecting partner dies at the hands of a murderous spouse who is driven by rage, jealousy or greed. The series dives into several cases and scenarios that ended in murder, from a husband who broadcast his intent to kill his wife on YouTube, to a woman driven to commit murder for a life insurance payout, to a successful attorney who was killed by the man she met after a car crash brought them together.