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Escape at DannemoraEscape at Dannemora
Showtime, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Escape at Dannemora is based on the real-life 2015 prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.


WacoWaco
Paramount, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Waco will explore the true life details leading up to and chronicling the siege between the FBI, the ATF and the religious sect, told from several perspectives of those involved. The series is based on two biographies: A Place Called Waco, by Branch Davidian survivor David Thibodeau, and Stalling For Time: My Life As An FBI Hostage Negotiator, written by the FBI's Special Agent in Charge of Negotiations Gary Noesner.


The SerpentThe Serpent
BBC One, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Con man, escape artist, thief, master of disguise and psychopath, Charles Sobhraj was the chief suspect in the sensational unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal through 1975 and 1976. Having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 Sobhraj was Interpol's most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents. When Herman Knippenberg, a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj's intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see these two diametrically opposed men engaged in a chase across the porous borders of the Asian Hippie Trail in its twilight years. The Serpent is based on the phenomenal true story of how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial.


The SpyThe Spy
Netflix, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Spy/Espionage | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

The Spy tells the story of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen. Eli Cohen lived in Damascus undercover in the beginning of the '60s, spying for Israel. He managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of their politics until he was uncovered by the Syrian regime, sentenced to death and publicly hanged in a Damascus square in 1965. Cohen is considered a national hero in Israel. His actions, connections and immense sacrifice have had lasting consequences, shaping the Middle East of today.


TrustTrust
FX, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

This show is about Billionaire John Paul Getty III the heir to the American Fortune. Starting in 1973, the first installment will detail the kidnapping of then 16-year old Getty and his family's initial refusal to pay the requested $17 million ransom. "Dear Mummy," a letter from Getty to his parents said, "Since Monday I have fallen into the hands of kidnappers. Don't let me be killed." His grandfather J. Paul Getty refused to pay, even after the kidnappers sent one of the ears of the younger Getty that they had cut off. After a number of months, the ransom went to down to around $3 million and the elder Getty, once considered the richest man in the world from his oil holdings, paid a tax deductible $2.2 million with the younger Getty's father John Paul Getty II paying the remaining $800,000 to release the teen. John Paul Getty III died in 2011 at the age of 54.


HarlotsHarlots
ITV Encore, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Set against in 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a family drama offering a new take on the city's most valuable commercial activity: sex. Based on the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells (Morton) and her daughters as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Brown Findlay will star as Charlotte, Margaret's eldest daughter and the city's most coveted courtesan who begins to grapple with her position in both society and her immediate family.


How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)
Netflix, 2019 On Hiatus | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

To win back the love of his life, a high school student and his best friend launch Europe's largest online drug business from a bedroom.


The Right StuffThe Right Stuff
Disney+, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

The Right Stuff takes a gritty, anti-nostalgic look at what would become America's first reality show as the obsessive original Mercury Seven astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that will either kill them or make them immortal. The one-hour drama will follow the protagonists from the Mojave Desert to the edges of space, with future seasons carrying through to humankind's greatest achievement: the moon landing.


The Thing About PamThe Thing About Pam
NBC, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

The Thing About Pam is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ's conviction, but he insisted he did not kill her. His conviction was later overturned. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp.


This is Going to HurtThis is Going to Hurt
BBC Two, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Set on labour ward, This is Going to Hurt documents the heart-lifting highs and gut-wrenching lows, offering a brutally honest depiction of life as a junior doctor and the toll the job can take back home. Kay scribbled his diaries in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, and tells of the 97-hour weeks, the life and death decisions, the constant tsunami of bodily fluids and the fact the hospital parking meter earns more than doctors.


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