About the show
The True Crime Story franchise will offer a new set of series from an established name in True Crime; it’s the genre like viewers haven’t seen before. From unlikely, fresh and much-needed voices, these series will shine a new light on crime and the genre, with the elevated sensibility and purpose expected from SundanceTV.
True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here – Small-town native, Hilarie Burton Morgan, sheds light on unknown crimes, the types of stories regularly passed over for major cases – but that are no less impactful to their small communities. It’s the same shocking twists and turns beloved by true crime fans, but with a spotlight on the repercussions faced in locations where everyone knows everyone – not just the victims, but the perpetrators and those who enable them.
True Crime Story: Indefensible – From a completely unexpected, but dazzlingly effective host – a gonzo and highly personal approach to the genre. With a modern feminist perspective, Jena Friedman is bringing the slightly comedic, deadpan and disarming interview concept popularized by the Daily Show to the True Crime genre; with which she unearths the hidden elements in cases that tell the real story.