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Synopsis: Kristine and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson had an amazing life with their two daughters. But when Richard tragically passes away, Kristine is knocked off balance. Comfortable with living in Richard’s shadow, she is now forced to navigate the unchartered territory of becoming a single mom while dealing with pressure to become the new face and voice of the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” brand. Looking deep inside herself, Kristine comes to understand the true essence of emotional authenticity and not sweating the small stuff, which leads to the resilience and confidence needed to carry on the legacy of the beloved brand. (Courtesy Lifetime., 2021)
It premiered Saturday, October 16th, 2021 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Dying to Belong is a remake of the classic 1997 thriller that explores how the rules and rituals of college sororities still influence and impact today’s young women.
It premiered Saturday, October 9th, 2021 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Experts examine the famous 1831 expedition of the HMS Beagle, revealing a surprising mission beyond science and exploration.
It premiered Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.
Synopsis: Diana explores the life of the iconic princess and features rarely-seen archive footage and compelling, never-heard-before testimony from those who knew her best.
On July 1, 2021, Princess Diana would have turned 60. To mark this event, Diana tells the epic life story of Diana Spencer, a teenage Pimlico nursery teacher who became a princess and the most famous woman in the world. Told in the present tense, the film immerses viewers in the most emotional, pivotal, and dramatic moments of the princess’s life.
Directed by the BAFTA award winner Jemma Chisnall, Diana provides vivid insight into the complex woman behind the media image, who was by turns a global superstar, tabloid obsession, wife in a tumultuous marriage, devoted mother, humanitarian – and arguably the world’s most hunted person.
Diana features extraordinary and rarely-seen footage, photographs, and audio recordings of Diana and interviews with the people who are featured in each – they take viewers to the exact moments they were with Diana and tell her story from intimate viewpoints. The film also features testimony from those who knew her best, revealing Diana’s hidden worlds.
72 Films is a production company founded by David Glover and Mark Raphael. Its aim is to create innovative, ambitious projects that inspire, entertain and make a positive contribution to the cultural landscape. Since launching in the summer of 2016, 72 Films has won major commissions with the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and Netflix. 72 Films extensive slate of films and series includes The Trump Show, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, Icons, and The Rise of Murdoch Dynasty.
It premiered Thursday, June 30th, 2021 on Peacock.
Synopsis: When Gabriella's widower father begins seriously dating the mother of one of her classmates, the teen has suspicions about the women's intentions.
It premiered on Friday, May 28th, 2021 on the Lifetime Movie Network.
Synopsis: Drew’s Dream Car with Ant Anstead will bring viewers along for the ride as Property Brothers’ Drew Scott enlists the help of master mechanic Ant Anstead to design and build the custom car of his dreams. Inspired by Drew’s childhood fascination with classic 60s sports cars, the final build evolves into a true marriage of old and new as it looks to a greener future. Roles are reversed as Drew becomes the client whose dreams must be realized. With Ant’s guidance and expertise, and some creative input from the entire Scott family, Drew rolls up his sleeves to create his very own piece of motoring history. (Courtesy Discovery+, 2021)
Synopsis: The five-episode series tells the timely story of the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed New York Times best-selling author and memoirist Jillian Lauren (‘Some Girls: My Life in a Harem’) and the most prolific serial killer in American history, Samuel Little, and her race against time to identify his victims before it’s too late (Little recently died in prison at the age of 80, after having avoided justice for his crimes for decades). Lauren uncovers Little’s darkest secrets and aids law enforcement in solving a multitude of cold case murders while struggling to reconcile her own history of addiction and abuse with her present-day mission to return the identities of previously nameless bodies and forgotten women. As she slips deeper into his sordid world, Jillian realizes that she may become, psychologically, Little’s last victim.
Through the perspectives of Lauren, as well as several female members of law enforcement, multiple investigators, survivors and victims’ family members, Confronting a Serial Killer shines a light on systemic issues within the criminal justice system including bias against marginalized communities, particularly women of color, and those struggling with addiction, mental illness, and trauma. (Courtesy Starz, 2021)
Confronting a Series Killer is executive produced and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger (The Paradise Lost Trilogy, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes) with Po Kutchins (The Murder of Laci Peterson, Prison Town, USA, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth) serving as showrunner and executive producer. Jon Doran and Jon Kamen also serve as executive producers.
Produced by Lionsgate Television, Third Eye Motion Picture Company and RadicalMedia, Senior Vice President, Head of Unscripted Programming Alice Dickens-Koblin is the executive overseeing Confronting a Serial Killer on behalf of Starz and Lionsgate.
1-01 Getting Away With Murder--04/18/2021
Author Jillian Lauren finds serial killer Sam Little while researching a new crime novel and quickly realizes that his decades-long murderous history might be linked to terrible systemic injustices.
Synopsis: The iconic psychopaths featured in the blockbuster movies Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho were not just fictious villains, they were inspired by a real-life personification of evil – Ed Gein. Gein was a convicted murderer and a grave robber who had a malicious obsession with human flesh.
Sixty years after Gein’s arrest, documentary film producer and paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and world-renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza travel to Gein’s hometown in Plainfield, Wisconsin, to conduct investigations of the most haunted locations connected to the infamous killer. For the first time in history, cameras are allowed on the Gein property where the gruesome evidence was first discovered. Shippy and Kaza also meet up with local residents who provide insight on Gein and discover never-before-seen artifacts believed to be used by this malevolent monster on his helpless victims. With each investigation, the team reveals more evidence to determine what was behind his drive to kill.
The paranormal meets the monstrous when Kaza, using her psychic abilities, holds and reads the history of a found object – the knife believed to be used on Gein’s victims. In each location, the team makes contact with the world of the dead and captures terrifying evidence of the supernatural as they seek to answer the ultimate questions: Is Plainfield haunted by Ed Gein, his mother and his victims? Does evil live on forever? (Courtesy Discovery+, 2021)
Ed Gein: The Real Psycho is produced by Workaholic Productions for discovery+. For Workaholic, the executive producers are Luke Ellis, Kurt Knutzen and Katie Barrie. For discovery+, the executive producer is Cecile Bouchardeau Weiland.
Synopsis: New footage and interviews explore the details of this tragic incident (Courtesy Discovery+, 2021)
The Episodes (Discovery+):
1-01 The Disaster--03/20/2021
Survivors of the ferry sinking reveal details of the tragic incident.
1-02 Everyone Shall Be Salvaged--03/20/2021
Individuals share their thoughts following the MS Estonia ferry disaster.
1-03 There Is Something Wrong--03/20/2021
The conclusion that the bow visor failed doesn't match survivor accounts.
1-04 Secrets At The Bottom--03/20/2021
Rumors circulated that the ferry was used to smuggle military equipment.
1-05 The Dive--03/20/2021
Divers attempt to uncover what really caused the horrific incident.
Synopsis: Everyone is a suspect in Circle of Deception, which stars Tamara Tune and Diane Neal, in a story that starts when a small-town businessman turns up dead on Christmas Eve. The ensuing investigation is a wild ride with many surprising twists and turns that will leave you guessing until the very end.
It premiered Saturday, March 6th, 2021 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: After spending a wild night together, Adri discovers the only way to see Carla again is to become a patient at the psychiatric hospital where she resides.
It premiered Friday, February 26th, 2021 on Netflix.
Synopsis: A wily serial killer with multiple identities torments police for decades.
1-01 The Bear Brooks Murders--02/19/2021
Amateur sleuths pick up the plight of a horrific New Hampshire cold case.
Police and amateur sleuths join forces to reveal a killer with many names.