A TEEN IS MURDERED, A TOWN IS DIVIDED IN OXYGEN MEDIA’S DOCU-SERIES “UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS” PREMIERING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7PM ET/PT
Five-Part Docu-Series Produced by Wilshire Studios, BuzzFeed Studios, and Director Joe Berlinger Examines the Murder of the Mississippi Teen who was Burned Alive and the Quinton Tellis Trial
New York, NY – August 1, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality true crime programming, takes a deep dive into the horrific December 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire, in the active crime investigation docu-series “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers,” premiering on Saturday, September 15, at 7pm ET/PT. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News’
Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality true crime programming, takes a deep dive into the horrific December 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire, in the active crime investigation docu-series”Unspeakable Crime: THE KILLING of Jessica Chambers,” premiering onSaturday, September 15, at 7pm ET/PT. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News’ Investigative Reporter, Katie J.M. Baker, and directed by Emmy Award®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated Joe Berlinger (BROTHER’S KEEPER, PARADISE LOST TRILOGY), the five-part series explores the murder of 19-year-old Chambers and takes an inside look into the trial of Quinton Tellis, a local black man accused of the crime. With tensions high, a small Mississippi town seeks the truth while facing a growing racial divide over guilt or innocence. For a
All week long, Vulture is exploring the many ways true crime has become one of the most dominant genres in popular culture.
While Serial famously inspired a wave of true-crime storytelling on podcasts, HBO’s The Jinx and Netflix’s Making a Murderer arguablymade the boom real on television. Now, after three more years of stories involving murder and mayhem
The only thing America loves more than a high profile crime is a TV show that takes us behind the scenes. There’s just something about seeing puzzles pieced together like we’re a part of the game. If that kind of thing gets you hyped up, add tear-jerking confessionals, and Oxygen’s newest true crime drama, The Price of Duty, delivers just that.
But, no one ever things of the true price survivors on both sides of the systems have to pay when cases unfold in front of the world. The Price of Duty follows four detectives as they painfully relive their most haunting cases. With that said, here’s five things we learned from the first four episodes of this season.
Detectives Sometimes Form Bonds with Victim Families
The thing that makes The Price of Duty stand apart is the personal connection it makes to the main detectives of each case. In episode
Lifetime tonight will premiere a new primetime block of true crime-based programming, which is not surprising since the genre is making a killing with female viewers.
Networks, from true crime-branded cable outlets such as Investigation Discovery and Oxygen, to general-entertainment services like Lifetime, TV One and Reelz Channel, are reeling in female viewers attracted to dramatic re-enactments of often grizzly crimes — mostly committed by and against women — that are often as thrilling and more unpredictable than fiction-based scripted series.
Women are the majority of viewers for shows in virtually every subgenre of the category, from live trials to story-driven tales of murder for love to documentaries on injustices within the criminal system, according to network executives.
“People don’t think of women as watching crime dramas, which is a stereotype, and this proves that crime can pay with male and female viewers,”
Weinstein’s New York-based lawyer, Benjamin Brafman declined to comment on the situation Thursday, CNN said.
Federal prosecutors in New York are also investigating Weinstein for alleged sex crimes that may involve crossing state lines, which would open him up to the federal charges, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Local police have been investigating the former Hollywood mogul in New York, Los Angeles and London.
After initial reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker about Weinstein’s
Oxygen does a whole bunch of true crime programming, especially since NBC invested “nearly $450 million” in the company. Some shows are solid; some are not. Some, however, have a lot of potential, and that’s the way I feel about one of their newest announcements: a true crime series, titled The Price of Duty.
The show is intriguing because it takes a look at how crimes effect the people doing them. That is, after all, what makes shows like True Detective and The Wire so compelling. Judging from the trailer, The Price of Duty looks to be one of their most cerebral shows to date. After all, two of the executive producers, Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman are true heavyweights in this business and were responsible for one of the best crime documentaries ever, The Seven Five. The duo frequently collaborates together and have had several shows nominated for Primetime Emmy
During episode 2 of Oxygen’s limited series “The Case of: Caylee Anthony,” forensic linguist James Fitzgerald analyzed video footage of Casey Anthony following her arrest for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Casey was acquitted on charges of both first-degree murder and manslaughter.
Along with former FBI supervisory special agent Jim Clemente and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards, Fitzgerald examined Casey’s behavior to see how she reacted to the charges brought against her.
The surveillance video from the sheriff’s office captures Casey chatting with officers while she waits for her defense attorney Jose Baez to arrive to the station.
While discussing the case’s media exposure with Casey, FBI agent Scott Bolin tells her that without the media “we don’t find a quarter of the kids …”
“Oh, I agree, it helps,” Casey said. “The exposure has helped bring in so many tips for my daughter.”
Buried in the Backyard examines true-crime stories of victims found buried in the most unsuspecting of places. While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences.
A Wedding and a Murder examines the true stories of engagements, weddings and picture-perfect honeymoons that went from joyous celebration to untimely death. Each hour-long episode will expose a grisly homicide set against the backdrop of what appears to be wedded bliss.
And finally, the Price of Duty on Oxygen follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever. Each episode explores the emotional rollercoaster of how investigators sacrificed their personal lives to solve these seemingly impossible cases.