The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies — celebrities like Rob Lowe, Mark Harmon and Dean Cain have all portrayed criminals discussed in this series — but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions? Each episode presents dramatic recreations of well-known crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight.
The series shares personal accounts from victims' family members, jurors, members of law enforcement and journalists involved with each case to give viewers an intimate perspective and disclose new information. Featured commentator for every episode is author and People crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances.
The premiere episode spotlights convicted killer Jodi Arias whose case triggered a flood of public involvement and social media activity. This past April Arias was sentenced to life in prison without parole having been found guilty of shooting and stabbing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, to death in the shower. The premiere episode dives into Arias' transgressions and includes interviews with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and veteran AP journalist Brian Skoloff whose book "Killer Girlfriend: The Jodi Arias Story" presents a comprehensive account of the investigation and events leading up to this dramatic trial.
"Murder Made Me Famous" is produced by AMS Pictures.