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Netflix sets global premiere for true crime doc “American Murder: The Family Next Door”

Netflix is set to launch the original true crime documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door – produced by UK-based Knickerbockerglory — this September. In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two ...
August 31, 2020

Netflix is set to launch the original true crime documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door – produced by UK-based Knickerbockerglory — this September.

In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As details of the case emerged, Watts and her daughters made headlines worldwide.

American Murder: The Family Next Door weaves together archival footage that includes social media posts, law enforcement recordings, text messages and never-before-seen home videos to piece together an examination of a police investigation and a disintegrating marriage.

Jenny Popplewell (Channel 4′s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) serves as director. James Marsh and Jonathan Stadlen are executive producers.

American Murder: The Family Next Door premieres Sept. 30.

 

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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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