Astonishing Six-Part Series Examines How Everyday People Attempt to Solve Crimes
NEW YORK – September 15, 2023 – The next series in SundanceTV’s popular “True Crime Story” franchise, True Crime Story: Citizen Detective, premieres Thursday, October 12 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now, with additional episodes premiering weekly.
The six-part series tells the gripping stories of everyday citizens who have solved or are attempting to solve a murder. Each episode focuses on an individual citizen detective – or a group working together – and the case that they’re consumed by, unpacking the details of the case and exploring the psyches of those who simply need to know what happened and why?
With these cases, the stories of the crime and the investigator are intertwined – by learning about one, we learn about the other. As our citizen sleuths walk us through their personal involvement, the details of the case naturally unfold. And in their telling, we learn about the detectives themselves: the emotions that drove them, the evidence that compelled them, the investigatory tactics they’ve applied in the hopes of achieving what law enforcement couldn’t… or hasn’t, at least not yet.
True Crime Story: Citizen Detective, a SundanceTV Original Series, is executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Jim Fraenkel and Josh Bingham. Co-executive producers are Jeff Frey and Ian Midgley. Production company is World of Wonder.
Episode 1 – “The Mays Family” – Premieres Thursday, October 12 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now
A young mother is found unresponsive in bed, and her cause of death is determined to be an accidental heroin overdose. But her family questions everything about the circumstances around her death, so they launch their own investigation.
Episode 2 – “Rebekah” – Premieres Thursday, October 19 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now
It was a mystery that plagued law enforcement for over 20 years: fourunidentified bodies found inside barrels in the woods. One woman searching for answers from her own troubled past sets herself on a journey to give the victims back their names.
Episode 3 – “Deb & Judy” – Premieres Thursday, October 26 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now
A young man leaves home for the corner store, but dies on a rainy sidewalk just down the street. Bystanders claim that he fell off of his bike, but his mom and sister don’t buy it. They hit the streets to find answers.
Episode 4 – “John” – Premieres Thursday, November 2 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now
When a college student was found dead in rural Quebec, police refused to call it a murder. But years later, her brother continues his own investigation into her death. On the eve of a trip to return to the scene of the crime, tragedy strikes again.
Episode 5 – “Lisa” – Premieres Thursday, November 9 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now
A young girl’s life was thrown into chaos when her single mother died by a gunshot wound in their remote mountain home. The journey for the truth would be long and arduous, and it would be 30 years until justice was finally served.
Episode 6 – “Josh” – Premieres Thursday, November 16 at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now
A young man whose childhood was marked by tragedy learns of a relatively unknown serial killer, and finds himself thinking about unidentified victims. It isn’t long before that pursuit becomes a full-time job… and identifying victims an obsession.
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AMC Networks’ Sundance Now offers cross-genre escapism for insightful viewers seeking fresh perspectives, thought-provoking experiences and transportive journeys to far-off places. With a rich selection of engrossing dramas and romance, imaginative fantasy, gripping mysteries, to riveting true crime and intelligent thrillers, Sundance Now programming features empowered characters telling one-of-a-kind stories from around the world – all streaming commercial-free. Sundance Now houses critically-acclaimed and award-winning original and streaming exclusive series including popular supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches (Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer), acclaimed UK adaptation of the French hit Call My Agent!, Ten Percent, (Jack Davenport, Jim Broadbent), multi-Emmy winner State of the Union (Rosamund Pike, Chris O’Dowd; Patricia Clarkson, Brendan Gleeson), glamorous coastal drama Riviera (Julia Stiles), a pair of British true crime thrillers starring David Tennant Des and Litvinenko (David Tennant), French spy drama The Bureau, acclaimed Swedish drama The Restaurant, Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps (Laura Carmichael), and Motherland (Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Joanna Lumley), to name a few; alongside riveting true crime series including The Oland Murders, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, No One Saw a Thing and Dating Death. Sundance Now can be enjoyed for $6.99/month or $4.99/month with an annual membership. No cable subscription is needed. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now
About World of Wonder
World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 30 Emmys, inspiring two Oscars, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories, and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RuPaul’s Drag Race and DragCon. WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like Million Dollar Listing. Their film division WOW Docs produces groundbreaking documentaries including Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Party Monster, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. In 2022, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.
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