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Netflix’s latest crime documentary series is so crazy that it’s true

“Nothing raises as many questions as this case.”

A few days ago, we brought you the news about Netflix’s latest true crime documentary, Evil Genius, and the gripping trailer has just been released.

Written and directed by Barbara Schroeder, Evil Genius tells the story behind an extraordinary criminal case, known as the “pizza bomber heist”. The 4-episode series arrives on May 11th and we’re certain that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Here’s the official synopsis: “In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation’s attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong — once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness — is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought.”

Hostages, explosives, money, coercion, theft, conspiracy,

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Golden State Killer Goes Global After Sky Investigates HLN Doc Series ‘Unmasking A Killer’

The Golden State Killer is going global after Sky picked up a five-part series looking at the notorious serial killer who committed at least 12 murders, 45 rapes and hundreds of break-ins. The UK pay-TV broadcaster has acquired Unmasking A Killer, which originally aired on CNN spin-off channel HLN, from distributor Kew Media Group. It will air the series as Golden State Killer: Unmasked on its female-skewing channel Sky Living next weekend.

This comes days after police arrested and charged 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a number of the murders. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced the news last week, coming after Paul Holes, a retired investigator with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and long time investigator on the case, is thought to have made a break on the case by searching a free genealogy website.

The

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‘The Staircase’ New Episodes: Director on Why the Series Has Finally Come to an End — Tribeca

Before “The Jinx,” “Making a Murderer,” or “Serial,” there was “The Staircase.” Originally released in 2004, the true crime documentary followed Michael Peterson, a wealthy author and former journalist accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen, in their Raleigh, N.C., mansion. But what might have appeared to be a cut and dry case soon blossomed into something more complicated, as secrets began to trickle out during the trial. “The Staircase” was full of multiple, incredulous twists — including the staircase-related death of Peterson’s adopted daughters’ mother many years prior — which proved once again that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.

Peterson was found guilty in 2003 of his wife’s murder, and he spent eight years in prison before another incredible twist came, which led to a follow-up documentary, “The Staircase II: The Last Chance,” in 2013. The prosecution’s blood spatter expert was found to have committed perjury,

Read more at: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/the-staircase-netflix-new-episodes-finale-tribeca-1201958578/

Cold Justice, Criminal Confessions: Oxygen Renews Crimes Series

New York, NY – April 23, 2018 – Oxygen Mediathe network for high-quality crime programming, is ordering new seasons of Cold Justice and Criminal Confessions” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf, it was announced today by Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. Both series are in pre-production and are set to return in 2018. This announcement comes on the heels of the network expanding its original series slate with 10 new greenlights and the US premiere of a Piers Morgan event series.

“‘Cold Justice’ and ‘Criminal Confessions’ have resonated with our audience as they share a common passion in seeing the journey of justice served,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “We’re thrilled to bring fans new seasons of both shows and to continue working with our amazing producing partners Dick Wolf, Magical Elves and Shed Media in delivering high-quality crime programming.”

Executive Producer Dick Wolf adds,

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Former NXIVM Member Sarah Edmondson To Star In Documentary Series Produced By Brian Graden

EXCLUSIVE: NXIVM has been making headlines the past few weeks with the high-profile arrests of founder Keith Raniere and one of his top lieutenants, Smallville actress Allison Mack, on charges of sex trafficking as the so called self-help organization has been called by prosecutors a sex cult that has been keeping women as “slaves,” and branding them with Raniere’s initials.

One of those branded women is Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson (Psych, Edgemont) who last fall became the first to speak out about the alleged abuse after a decade inside NXIVM along with her husband, Anthony Ames, a fellow actor and former Ivy-League Quarterback.

Edmondson and Ames are now slated to headline a documentary TV series. Set against the ongoing legal drama involving the leaders of NXIVM, the series will follow the duo as they, under the guidance of renowned cult expert and deprogrammer Rick Alan Ross, head of the Cult

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/04/ex-nxivm-member-sarah-edmondson-star-docu-series-produced-brian-graden-sex-cult-1202373257/

‘The Staircase’: Everything You Need to Know About the Classic True Crime Series Coming to Netflix — With New …

In keeping with the growing trend of true crime narratives, Netflix has ordered three new episodes continuing the 2004 documentary series, “The Staircase.” The first episode is slated to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, with the original season as well as the new episodes coming to Netflix in the summer. Since it’s been 14 years since the original series ran, you might have forgotten a few things about it or missed it entirely.

Here’s everything you need to know (and remember) about it:

It Definitely Puts the “True” in True Crime

Originally released in 2004, “The Staircase” follows the indictment, trial, and conviction of crime author Michael Peterson for the death of his wife, Kathleen. In December 2001, she was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their North Carolina home. Peterson was the only person in the house at

Read more at: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/the-staircase-everything-you-need-to-know-netflix-tribeca-1201955455/

Reelz Announces Summer 2018 Slate with New Specials, A New True Crime Series and Premiere Dates

Reelz Announces Summer 2018 Slate with New Specials, A New True Crime Series and Premiere Dates

REELZ today announced its summer 2018 programming slate including six new documentary specials, new true crime series Sex, Lies Murder and premiere dates for six new and returning series. The new specials include the fascinating story of a pop idol in George Michael’s Lonely Life along with three new Behind Closed Doors specials with host Natalie Morales showing viewers the incredible stories of Phil Hartman, Paul Walker and the wildly popular movie musical Grease which marks its 40th anniversary in June. Additional specials include a never-before-seen look at daring prison breaks in Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes and the two part Ted Bundy: Serial Monster about the riveting real story behind the madman who some experts estimate had more than 100 victims.

New original series Breaking the Band makes its premiere

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‘The Staircase’: New Episodes Slated For Acclaimed True Crime Series

New episodes of the acclaimed true crime series, The Staircase, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before arriving on Netflix this summer.

The Staircase premiered on French television in 2004 and chronicled the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused, and convicted, of killing his wife in 2001. The series gets its title from the fact that Peterson’s wife was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their North Carolina home. 

Following the murder, Oscar-winning filmmaker Jean-Xavier

Read more at: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/the-staircase-new-episodes-slated-for-true-crime-series-w519327

‘The Staircase’: New Episodes Slated For True Crime Series …

New episodes of the acclaimed true crime series, The Staircase, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before arriving on Netflix this summer.

The Staircase premiered on French television in 2004 and chronicled the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused, and convicted, of killing his wife in 2001. The series gets its title from the fact that Peterson’s wife was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their North Carolina home. 

Following the murder, Oscar-winning filmmaker Jean-Xavier

Read more at: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/the-staircase-new-episodes-slated-for-true-crime-series-w519327

Why True Crime Series Like ‘The Staircase’ & ‘Serial’ Are So Addictive

Flip through the television channels at any hour of the day, and you’re basically guaranteed to find some kind of true crime programming, whether that’s Dateline, or Law Order True Crime, or just about any of Oxygen’s programs. Streaming services have dozens of selections within the genre, from Netflix’s hit docuseries Wild Wild Country to HBO’s compelling investigation into Robert Durst, The Jinx. And Netflix just announced two more additions to the growing genre, in the form of three new episodes of one of the early true crime phenoms The Staircase, plus another new series, Evil Genius, making it even clearer that audiences are still hungry for more of these grim stories. But where does this fascination come from, and how did it start?

Though the 2014 podcast Serial was far from the first true crime entertainment, its popularity reignited the public interest in these types

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