“Making a Murderer,” a 10-part true-crime documentary from Netflix, has everyone talking. The docu-series tells the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man from Manitowoc County who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years on sexual assault charges. Avery was eventually released and filed a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County, as well as the sheriff and district attorney. However, shortly after he was arrested again – this time for murder.
The documentary, which was filmed over the course of 10 years, was released on the streaming site on Dec. 18. And in true Netflix fashion, many users binge watched the entire thing. It’s currently unknown if there are plans to release a second season of “Making a Murderer,” but check out 6 other true-crime TV shows if you enjoyed watching Steven Avery’s story unfold:
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE ACCOUNTS OF LIFE WITH A KILLER IN “EVIL LIVES HERE”
–Families Tell Their Stories for the First Time Ever in All-New Series Premiering Sunday, January 17 at 10/9c –
(Silver Spring, Md.) – What if the person closest to you was a devil in disguise – would you see the signs? Investigation Discovery’s all-new original series EVIL LIVES HERE explores the true, heart-stopping stories of people who shared a home and a life with a loved one who would become a killer. Premiering Sunday, January 17 at 10/9c, with exclusive interviews and never-before-told accounts of the years and critical moments leading up to these vicious acts, EVIL LIVES HERE showcases the devastating and often undiscussed consequences on the people who have nurtured, loved and raised a murderer.
“What would you do if you discovered a potential killer lived in your home? We’d all like to think that we
American Media, Inc. has announced it’s joining forces with The Weinstein Company and Jupiter Entertainment for the development, creation, production and distribution of original television, film and digital initiatives. The projects will be based on AMI’s portfolio of brands.
With the enormous opportunity presented by creating original filmed programming today, AMI follows other companies down this road. Most notable of upcoming projects in this vein is an NBC drama in development which focuses on the lives of employees at Hearst’sCosmopolitan.
The newly created group aims to focus initially on unscripted programming, with a forthcoming reality project set to be announced soon.
Jupiter, founded in 1996 by Stephen Land and part-owned by
Turn on the Investigation Discovery channel and there’s a good chance a woman is getting killed.
On Wives With Knives,Scorned: Love Kills, and Fatal Vows, people kill their partners. On Blood Relatives, Evil Kin, and Evil Twins, people kill their family members. On Elder Skelter, old people kill each other. On Murder in Paradise, people whack each other on vacation. On Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors, the act is done in fancy hotels. All day, all night, people—often women—get abducted, raped, murdered on the true-crime network.
And all across America, female viewers can’t get enough.
Launched nearly eight years ago from the Silver Spring headquarters of the sprawling media empire Discovery Communications, Investigation Discovery quickly became one of the fastest-growing cable networks in the US. Among women ages 25 to 54, it went from number 50 in ad-supported cable channels to, this past September, number one. That means women like it
The first trailer for Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” will have you on the edge of the seat as you witness Steven Avery’s conviction of rape, exoneration and second conviction for murder.
Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos took on the story of Avery, an outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. His release triggered major criminal justice reform legislation, and he filed a lawsuit for millions of dollars in restitution and hopes of exposing corruption in local law enforcement. But in the midst of his very public civil case, he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
There are isolated places in America that appear untouched by anyone. But underneath the surface, these beautiful landscapes reveal a much more sinister reality – a dumping ground for bodies and a home to countless unsolved murders. On Tuesday, January 5 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere its first-ever true crime series titled KILLING FIELDS and take viewers inside an active criminal investigation as it unfolds. Shot in real time, the series follows THE HUNT for the killer.
Produced by Sirens Media, a Leftfield Entertainment Company, the unscripted series will be co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana (“St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” “Oz” and “The Philanthropist”) and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy,” “Wag the Dog” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”).
On the heels of its successful first foray into original scripted programming, Investigation Discovery (ID) will debut the next installment of SERIAL THRILLER as a two-night television event beginning tonight, December 6 from 9-11pm ET.
THE CHAMELEON takes viewers behind a twisted true story of reinvention, revelation and passion. In the early ’80s, fear grips a small American town when a cunning, manipulative sociopath emerges from the shadows. Targeting young females with his irresistible charm, The Chameleon carefully covers his tracks by masking his identity with multiple disguises. As the body count grows and suspects are eliminated, detectives are forced to expand their search across state lines. Viewers join authorities on the manhunt, learning that they are not only investigating the work of a serial killer, but also racing against the clock to save a SURVIVOR
Serial Thriller: The ChameleonSerial Thriller: The Chameleon. Investigation Discovery. Sunday, December 6, 9 p.m.
Television hadn’t been invented when T. S. Eliot wrote The Waste Land, or it would have begun, “December is the cruelest month.” The networks, their budgetary wads shot on November sweeps programming, lapse into a programming coma, and the airwaves are full of mutant reindeer and poverty-pimping ghosts. It’s
Serial Thriller: The Chameleon is a gripping new TV series most likely based on the case of Stephen Peter Morin and Sarah Pisan. Slated to premiere on Sunday, December 6, at 9/8 central, Serial Thriller: The Chameleon is the second installment in the Serial Thriller franchise. Investigation Discovery (ID) had great success with this year’s premiere of Serial Thriller: Angel Of Decay, which was based on Ted Bundy. As for 34-year-old Stephen Peter Morin, he was put to death back in 1985 for the murder of 21-year-old Carrie Marie Scott. He was also sentenced to death for the murders of 23-year-old Sheila Ann Whalen and 21-year-old Hanna Bruce, according to the New York Times.
Investigation Discovery has been building up the suspense about which serial killer will be featured in Serial Thriller: The Chameleon, leaving viewers scrambling for more information based on the clues that are released in the