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A devastating episode of American Crime Story is the season’s best yet

Finn Wittrock as Jeffrey Trail, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan. (Photo:: Ray Mickshaw/FX)

If there’s one prominent problem with the majority of true crime narratives, it’s that they put the focus entirely on—or grossly glorify—the criminal rather than spending time with the victims. The approach makes sense because that’s often what people want: the gory details, insight into a murderer so we can try to put together the “why?” puzzle pieces. Interest in the victims is secondary and cursory: limited background details, just enough to let us know how we can possibly avoid that same fate. While The Assassination Of Gianni Versace certainly is heavy on Andrew Cunanan, an episode like “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” proves why victims’ stories are important, too—and the result is this season’s best episode so far.

A devastating episode of American Crime Story is the season’s best …

Finn Wittrock as Jeffrey Trail, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan. (Photo:: Ray Mickshaw/FX)

If there’s one prominent problem with the majority of true crime narratives, it’s that they put the focus entirely on—or grossly glorify—the criminal rather than spending time with the victims. The approach makes sense because that’s often what people want: the gory details, insight into a murderer so we can try to put together the “why?” puzzle pieces. Interest in the victims is secondary and cursory: limited background details, just enough to let us know how we can possibly avoid that same fate. While The Assassination Of Gianni Versace certainly is heavy on Andrew Cunanan, an episode like “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” proves why victims’ stories are important, too—and the result is this season’s best episode so far.

‘Dirty John’: Bravo Gives 2-Season Order To True Crime Anthology Series, Oxygen Greenlights Companion Docuseries

Bravo has given a two season, straight-to-series order to true-crime scripted anthology series, Dirty John, from Universal Cable Productions, Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.

Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. Season 1 tells the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, survival – with horrific consequences for an entire family. Season two will be a different and self-contained story, with details to come at a later date.

Cunningham will executive produce with Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Charles Roven, and Los Angeles Times Studios’ Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri.

Additionally, Oxygen Media has

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/01/dirty-john-bravo-two-season-straight-to-series-order-true-crime-anthology-oxygen-docuseries-1202274463/

‘Dirty John’: Bravo Gives Two-Season Straight-To-Series Order …

Bravo has given a two season, straight-to-series order to true-crime scripted anthology series, Dirty John, from Universal Cable Productions, Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.

Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. Season 1 tells the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, survival – with horrific consequences for an entire family. Season two will be a different and self-contained story, with details to come at a later date.

Cunningham will executive produce with Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Charles Roven, and Los Angeles Times Studios’ Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri.

Additionally, Oxygen Media has

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/01/dirty-john-bravo-two-season-straight-to-series-order-true-crime-anthology-oxygen-docuseries-1202274463/

You Could Be an Extra in the Next Season of American Vandal

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One of the most popular shows on Netflix (and for good reason) is season one of American Vandal—a pitch perfect parody of the nation’s obsession with Serial, S-Town, and other true crime documentaries, except this one investigates the mystery of who drew a bunch of dicks on the faculties’ cars in a high school parking lot. While it starts out silly, it gathers emotional steam throughout the season and becomes a terrific and true look at the inner lives of teenagers. YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.

And, better yet? You should be in it! Netflix announced earlier this month it will be shooting the second season of American Vandal in Portland,

Read more at: https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2018/01/30/19640350/you-could-be-an-extra-in-the-next-season-of-american-vandal

You Could Be an Extra in the Next Season of American Vandal …

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One of the most popular shows on Netflix (and for good reason) is season one of American Vandal—a pitch perfect parody of the nation’s obsession with Serial, S-Town, and other true crime documentaries, except this one investigates the mystery of who drew a bunch of dicks on the faculties’ cars in a high school parking lot. While it starts out silly, it gathers emotional steam throughout the season and becomes a terrific and true look at the inner lives of teenagers. YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.

And, better yet? You should be in it! Netflix announced earlier this month it will be shooting the second season of American Vandal in Portland,

Read more at: https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2018/01/30/19640350/you-could-be-an-extra-in-the-next-season-of-american-vandal

Investigation Discovery Greenlights Season Three of PEOPLE …

Investigation Discovery Greenlights Season Three of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES

America’s leading mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery (ID) has given an early greenlight for season three of the network’s hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. A partnership between ID, Radley Studios and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES draws on the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, delving into extraordinary tales of ordinary people thrust into the national spotlight. The third season is currently slated to premiere late 2018.

“We are thrilled with the success of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES and our continued partnership with the editorial team at PEOPLE,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. “We look forward to combining stories from People’s dynamic investigative reporting team along with Radley’s unparalleled production to deliver a new

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discovery-Greenlights-Season-Three-of-PEOPLE-MAGAZINE-INVESTIGATES-20180129

‘Dirty John’ Anthology Based on LA Times Articles Set at Bravo With 2-Season Order (Exclusive)

Bravo is going deep into the true crime space.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is near a deal for a two-season, straight-to-series order for a scripted drama anthology based on the Los Angeles Times’ investigative feature and corresponding podcast. Season one will be based on L.A. Times reporter Chris Goffard’s reporting and podcast about “Dirty” John Meehan, his relationship with Debra Newell and his exploits. The series will tell the story of how Newell’s romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, deception, denial and, ultimately, survival — with shocking ramifications for not just her, but her children.

Season two will be an entirely new and closed-ended story that has yet to be determined.

Additionally, fellow NBCU cable network Oxygen — which recently rebranded with a focus on true crime — has ordered a companion unscripted series exploring Meehan’s “real-life crimes.” Episode counts and premiere dates for both the scripted and unscripted series have yet

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dirty-john-anthology-based-la-times-articles-set-at-bravo-2-season-order-1079553