True crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) has green lit an additional episode of the docuseries Killing Richard Glossip which will air later this year.
Director Joe Berlinger said in a press release that with his cameras capturing the work of Glossip’s legal team and their own investigation, they have documented multiple new discoveries and leads that are critical for his legal case.
“As the clock ticks down to what could be the final days of Glossip’s life, we are gratified that ID will air a fifth episode later this spring to give viewers – and the State of Oklahoma – the latest developments on this ever-evolving case, and to provide deeper exploration into some of the leads uncovered in the first four episodes, in order to help prevent a tragic miscarriage of justice,” said Berlinger.
The director spoke with realscreen ahead of the series premiere of Killing Richard Glossip. He discussed his perspective about Glossip’s case and the production challenges of working on a program that is time and emotionally sensitive.
The new installment will pick up where the series leaves off, with the first four episodes of Killing Richard Glossip having premiered exclusively on ID in a two-day event starting April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Glossip was was convicted of murdering Best Budget Inn owner Barry Van Treese on Jan. 7, 1997 in Oklahoma City, where he worked as the manager.
He has always maintained his innocence, saying he had no knowledge of any plans to kill the victim. Meanwhile, Justin Sneed, the motel maintenance man, admitted to killing Van Treese, but cut a deal with the police telling them Glossip hired him to do it in a move to avoid risking the death penalty.
Killing Richard Glossip follows Glossip’s story and the re-investigation of the case with interviews from Sneed and Glossip, as well as the lead detectives and attorneys on both sides of the case.