NBCUniversal-owned true crime network Oxygen is set to debut a new documentary special on the women who joined infamous cult leader Charles Manson as part of the Manson Family.
Manson: The Women explores the 1960s counterculture through the lens of some of Manson’s followers, shedding light on how a number of women came to follow him — some to the point of murder.
In August 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four of her visitors were murdered in her home, shared with husband Roman Polanski who was away at the time, by three followers of Manson, under his direction.
Featured interviews in the special include Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (pictured), Sandra “Blue” Good, Catherine “Gypsy” Share, and Dianne “Snake” Lake, none of whom participated in the murders, who recount their lives on Spahn Ranch in Los Angeles as part of Manson’s cult, and their relationships to enigmatic leader prior to the murders he would orchestrate.
Manson: The Women is produced by Glass Entertainment Group and Pyramid Productions. Nancy Glass, J.C. Mills, Jon Hirsch and Eric Neuhaus serve as executive producers for Glass, with James Buddy Day executive producing for Pyramid.
The two-hour special will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Manson Family murders, premiering Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.
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