Image messaging and multimedia mobile application Snapchat has partnered with Condé Nast Entertainment to launch Snapchat’s first foray into the true crime genre with True Crime/Uncovered.
Hosted by actor Samantha Grace Miller (pictured) and directed by George Wasgatt, the six-part series explores some of the most mysterious crimes of the last decade. Each five-minute episode uses digital footage, first-hand interviews and police evidence to explore a crime.
True Crime/Uncovered premiered Monday (March 12) with an episode examining the death of Warriena Wright, who fell from a balcony during a Tinder date in 2014.
The second episode, which debuts Wednesday (March 14), investigates the 2009 case of Annie Le, a Yale graduate who vanished five days before her wedding and later found murdered.
The third episode, available Friday (March 16), delves into the 2014 “Slender Man” stabbings, in which two 12-year-old girls lured their friend into the Wisconsin woodlands and stabbed her 19 times, in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man.
The remaining three episodes will be announced at a later date. Previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat’s Search feature.
“True Crime/Uncovered gave Condé Nast Entertainment the opportunity to pair thoughtful storytelling with Snapchat’s mobile- first platform and highly engaged audience,” said Teal Newland, SVP of marketing and new platforms at Condé Nast Entertainment, in a statement. “We believe the show represents an evolution in short form content—sophisticated narrative, complex plot lines, and high production value, all in five minutes and consumable on your phone.”
The mobile platform has multiple unscripted series available for users currently, including Phone Swap from Vertical Networks and Second Chance from A+E Networks’ 45th and Dean.