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HBO sets air dates for trilogy of true crime documentary features

A trilogy of two-part crime documentaries, including Erin Lee Carr’s I Love You Now Die, P.A. Carter’s Behind Closed Doors, and Liz Garbus‘ Who Killed Garrett Phillips? will begin airing on HBO on July 9. Premiering on ...
June 21, 2019

A trilogy of two-part crime documentaries, including Erin Lee Carr’s I Love You Now Die, P.A. Carter’s Behind Closed Doors, and Liz Garbus‘ Who Killed Garrett Phillips? will begin airing on HBO on July 9.

Premiering on successive Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the trilogy kicks off with Lee Carr’s I Love You, Now Die (pictured), which explores the 2014 texting suicide case in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where an 18-year-old boy died by suicide, and police found text messages from his girlfriend, Michelle Carter, that seemed to encourage him to commit suicide. The ensuing trial raised questions about technology, social media and mental health.

Part one airs on July 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by part two the next night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The next part of the trilogy is Carter’s Behind Closed Doors, which explores the double murder of a 13-year-old girl Aarushi Talwar and her family’s servant, Hemraj Benjade, in their home in Noida, India. The doc reconstructs the story, including the local police’s initial missteps, dubious interrogation techniques, the criminal trial and the multiple legal appeals.

Part one of the film debuts July 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by part two the following night on July 17.

The concluding two-parter is Garbus’ Who Killed Garrett Phillips?, which examines the 2011 murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips and the five years following the murder, as Phillips’ family seeks justice and Clarkson University soccer coach Oral “Nick” Hillary fights to prove his innocence.

It features exclusive interviews with investigators, lawyers, Phillips’ family members and Hillary, along with police audio and video recordings, and courtroom footage. Part one debuts on July 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and part two airs the next night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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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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