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We Children of Bahnhof ZooWe Children of Bahnhof Zoo
Prime Video, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

We Children of Bahnhof Zoo is based on the controversial 1978 autobiographical book of the same name and tells the story of Christiane F. and her dysfunctional friends, who as teenagers descend into the gritty drug scene of 1970's West-Berlin.


Surviving Escobar: Alias JJSurviving Escobar: Alias JJ
Netflix, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 3.8/5

"Surviving Escobar, Alias JJ" is the story of this character after he became the only survivor of the Medellin Cartel. The story begins with Pablo Escobar's decline when Alias JJ decides to give himself in. After landing in prison, he must face his enemies and use all of his tactics not only to survive, but to regain his status of main capo in prison, while also continuing his reign of terror as a feared drug trafficker.


Underbelly: Vanishing ActUnderbelly: Vanishing Act
Nine, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, Biography | ► Trailer

Leaving a trail of lies and deception in her wake, the police and her victims are left to piece together the mystery of who Melissa Caddick really was. To those closest to her, she was a daughter, wife, mother, and loyal friend. But as the pieces of the puzzle begin to crystallise and the police close in, a decomposing foot with an Asics running shoe still attached washes up on a sandy beach and turns everything about her disappearance on its head.


The Great Train RobberyThe Great Train Robbery
BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History
Rating: 2/5

This show features two feature length episodes telling the story behind the most infamous heist in British history on its 50th anniversary.


The Suspicions of Mr WhicherThe Suspicions of Mr Whicher
ITV, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, History | ► Trailer

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is based on Kate Summerscale's account of a Victorian murder case that shocked the whole country. Detective Inspector Jack Whicher finds himself traveling to a remote country house where he investigates the murder of a young child. He soon manages to discover a web of lies and concealment amid the family living there, which he thinks vindicates the police's chief suspect in the murder case.


The WidowerThe Widower
ITV, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 3.3/5

Over a thirteen year period Malcolm Webster poisons and murders his first wife and then tries to do the same thing to his second wife before moving on to a new scheme to deceive his new fiancée.


The New Edition StoryThe New Edition Story
BET, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Music, Documentary, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

The New Edition Story is a 3 part mini-series biopic that will follow the story of R&B pioneers Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill as they navigate fame from their native Boston to Hollywood and beyond. New Edition was formed in the '70s and is best known for the Hot 100 hits "Candy Girl," "Mr. Telephone Man" and "Cool It Now."


Sue Thomas: F.B.EyeSue Thomas: F.B.Eye
PAX, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 5/5

Based on a true story, "Sue Thomas:F.B.Eye" follows the adventures of Sue Thomas at the FBI in Washington, D.C. She's one hard-headed, soft-hearted woman whose talent for reading lips helps crack crimes and bag the bad guys in places listening devices can't penetrate.


Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del MalPablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal
Caracol TV, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History

"Escobar, the king of evil" is a fictional series product of free adaptation of "The Parable of Paul," Alonso Salazar, press articles and publicly known facts of national life, the historical facts are surrounded by fictional characters and dialogue, allowing supply and re-documented situations.


MadibaMadiba
BET, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer

Madiba is based on two Mandela books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself. Named after Madiba, the Thembu clan to which Nelson Mandela belonged, the project tells the story of a younger Nelson Mandela during the early-60s as he deals with the political unrest engulfing South Africa. Shot exclusively in South Africa and on Robben Island, Madiba details the early years of Mandela's personal journey, and reveals the behind-the-scenes strategizing and bold organizing tactics he and his collaborators used to bring attention to their movement both domestically and internationally.


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