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Black BirdBlack Bird
Apple TV+, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Black Bird centers on James Keene. Keene was a young Chicago kid who was a standout football player headed for a pro career when a few turns in the wrong direction caught him a decade-long prison sentence with no chance of parole. The son of a Chicago cop was offered by the prosecutor who put him behind bars the chance to be sprung from prison and a chance to redeem himself. The stakes were high. Same prosecutor convicted a man named Larry Hall for abducting and killing a 15-year-old, just one of perhaps 19 other women he killed. The killer could be released on appeal. Keene's task was to ingratiate himself with the murderer, in prison, and get him to confess to two murders.


I Am the NightI Am the Night
TNT, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

I Am The Night tells the story of Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery and a suspect in the infamous "Black Dahlia" murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.


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.


AquariusAquarius
NBC, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.1/5

Set in the late 1960s, Aquarius stars Duchovny as a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his "cause". The name of that man is Charles Manson. The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead Duchovny's character and his young partner to the brink of Manson's crimes that will that will eventually lead to the Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons.


CandyCandy
Hulu, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

In 1980 in Texas, Candy had it all, a loving husband with a good job, a daughter, a son and a beautiful home in the New Suburb. This loving wife and mother was suspected of murdering Betty Gore with an ax, the wife of a member of her Church with whom she was having an affair.


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.


LandscapersLandscapers
Sky Atlantic, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.7/5

Landscapers explores the lives of convicted killers Susan and Christopher Edwards, and asks how this devoted and mild-mannered couple came to kill Susan's parents and bury them in the back garden of their Mansfield home, in a crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade. This blackly comic, narratively playful true crime drama is based on extensive research, hours of interviews and direct access to the accused, who have always protested their innocence of murder.


Karen PirieKaren Pirie
ITV, 2022 On Hiatus | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Karen is a refreshingly normal and charmingly unfashionable young woman. While she is not slick or a maverick cop, her quick mouth and ingenuity make her an impressive investigator. Following her promotion to Police Scotland's Historic Cases Unit, Karen is tasked with reopening the investigation into a murder that has been the subject of a provocative true crime podcast. When teenage barmaid Rosie Duff was stabbed to death in 1995, suspicion fell on the three drunken students who discovered her body. But despite police suspicion, the boys were never charged. Nearly 25 years on, DS Karen Pirie is determined to uncover what happened that fateful night. Do the men know more than they previously revealed? When Karen uncovers flaws in the initial investigation, she finds herself in conflict with the very officers who led the original hunt for the killer.


The GoldThe Gold
BBC One, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

The Gold opens with the events of November 26th 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink's-Mat security depot near London's Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m. What started as 'a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery' according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy.


The ClearingThe Clearing
Disney+, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.1/5

The Clearing is adapted from JP Pomare's novel 'In the Clearing' and is inspired by Australian cult The Family and its founder Anne Hamilton-Byrne, one of the few female cult leaders in history.


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