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The Weather Channel sets premiere date for first foray into true crime

The Weather Channel television network is trying its hand at the true crime genre with Storm of Suspicion, premiering Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET. The series explores murder investigations in which the ...
October 5, 2018

The Weather Channel television network is trying its hand at the true crime genre with Storm of Suspicion, premiering Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

The series explores murder investigations in which the weather played a role in either solving or covering up the crime.

Each hour-long episode explores a different investigation, presenting interviews, acquired footage, recreations and commentary from experts, including forensic meteorologist Dr. Elizabeth Austin, the Weather Channel’s meteorologists and more.

The first episode explores the disappearance of a mother or two in Texas during Hurricane Harvey. An extended version will air on Oct. 7 with only six minutes of commercial time.

“As true-crime continues to gain massive popularity across all storytelling mediums, it only felt natural to expand our original programming to show our viewers how weather plays an important part in investigations of all kinds,” said Howard Sappington, VP of programming at the Weather Channel, in a statement.

Watch the trailer for Storm of Suspicion below:

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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