News Top 14 Most Anticipated True Crime Releases of 2023
Top 14 Most Anticipated True Crime Releases of 2023
True crime productions in the TV series industry have seen a surge in popularity among viewers in recent years. Shows like 'Mindhunter' and 'The Confession Killer' have piqued the interest of true crime enthusiasts, leading to a demand for more detective stories on the small screen. If you're a fan of the genre, here's a list of upcoming true crime series and documentaries set to be released in 2023 that you won't want to miss.
1. The Web of Death
In the series, online detectives use fingerprints, DNA databases and the awesome power of social media to solve the most terrible, mysterious and bizarre murders. In the series, which lasts 6 episodes, each episode follows amateur detectives solving a case.
Creators: Beth Hoppe, Justine Kershaw, Lucie Readout
2. Killing County
In a big city with the soul of a small town deep in California, the aftermath of a terrifying gunfight at a hotel causes the Ramirez family to question everything they know about their city: Bakersfield.
Narrator: André Holland
3. All American Nightmare
Felicity Morris, better known for her work on the soon-to-be popular
Netflix documentary Tinder Swindler, which was released in February 2022, has now taken on the next Netflix documentary series called All American Nightmare. A new documentary series is about a controversial investigation involving all American athletes who play sports such as football, basketball, baseball, rugby, golf and fencing.
Director: Felicity Morris
4. Tokyo Crime Squad: The Lucie Blackman Case
Based on Shoji Takao's book of the same name, the documentary is directed by Hyoe Yamamoto. The documentary series focuses on the shortcomings of the law enforcement and judicial systems, with the unexplained disappearance in July 2000 of Lucie Blackman, a British citizen working as a hostess in a bar in Tokyo, Japan.
Director: Hyoe Yamamoto
5. Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence
The three-part documentary series focuses on people who survived Ray's sex cult, which lasted almost a decade. The survivors describe being hunted on the college campus, where Ray encouraged former high school outcasts to form their own groups under his supervision.
6. The Never Ending Murder
The disappearance of Nigel Payne in Coventry England in 1991 is one of the largest investigations the West Midlands Police Force has ever faced. The documentary includes interviews with people, including retired detective Malcolm Ross, who was working as a chief inspector at the time, and Martin Slevin.
7. Gunther's Millions
A wealthy German doctor working in the pharmaceutical industry in the 1980s, after their son died by suicide, the only heir left to him and his wife was the German shepherd dog Gunther. A 4-part documentary, this series chronicles the luxurious life of a four-legged furry baby with 7 employees, a gourmet kitchen, a yacht in Italy, and multiple homes.
8. Under the Bridge
Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Rebecca Godfrey, Under the Bridge is an eight-part documentary series about the murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk. Reena was scheduled to accompany friends at a party, but she never returned home. The documentary deals with how seven young girls and a boy were accused of Reena's brutal murder.
Cast: Anoop Desai, Michael Buie, Dhirendra
9. Love and Death
In this mini-series, the crime story about Candy Montgomery killing her friend Betty Gore with an ax is retold forty years after the incident. The show covers the events leading up to Gore's tragic death, Montgomery's arrest, and a subsequent trial that exonerates him of murder.
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Patrick Fugit, Jesse Plemons
10. Untitled Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan Docuseries
Chris Smith, creator of the popular
Netflix documentary series FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened and The Tiger King, directs this documentary for Netflix about one of the biggest financial crime cases in history, the theft of 120,000 Bitcoins by one person in 2016.
Creator: Chris Smith
11. Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street
The series follows the rise and fall of an American financier and a ponzi scheme fraudster. The Madoff story...
Director: Joe Berlinger
Cast: Joseph Scotto, Donna Pastorello, Melony Feliciano
12. Death in the Dorms
When parents send their children to college, they are proud and hopeful for the future of their children. The institutions where students receive education are where dreams begin. In this series, shocking cases of murder at universities all over the country are covered.
Director: Dominik Rausch
Cast: Phillip-Charlie Daniell, Ant Henderson, Tanner Hake
13. How I Caught My Killer
In this crime documentary, real-life stories behind unique murder cases, in-depth interviews, authentic archival materials and cinematic reenactments are brought together. The series focuses on independent criminal cases involving murder victims.
Cast: Samantha Holland, Nikolis Lyons, Terrence Mombrun
14. Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
Everything seemed great for the prominent Murdaugh family of South Carolina, until a boating accident resulting in the death of a young girl lifted the curtain on their perfect life. This three-part documentary series explores what really happened on that ominous night on the boat and the brutal murder of two of the Murdaughs. As investigators investigate the life of this wealthy family, they uncover more and more dark secrets.
Directors: Julia Willoughby Nason, Jenner Furst
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