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Discovery+ to launch MAK Pictures true crime special “When Philip Met Missy”

Discovery+ has set the streaming date for its latest true crime special When Philip Met Missy. Billed as “a love story too good to be true,” the show traces the story ...
April 9, 2021

Discovery+ has set the streaming date for its latest true crime special When Philip Met Missy.

Billed as “a love story too good to be true,” the show traces the story of Philip Snider, who resides in a small Ohio town and, following the disappearance of his wife, falls for a newcomer, Missy.

“This special contains deeply flawed characters, shifting motives and unreliable sources, all living under an enormous cloud of suspicion,” said Lisa Holme, group SVP, content and commercial strategy for Discovery+, in a statement. “For months this story pushed a small town down a path of rampant speculation, and viewers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see the shocking ending.”

From an ailing family member to a murder plot, police get wind of the gossip and begin an intensive investigation. The filmmakers combine real-life footage and archival content, including raw surveillance footage that shows Philip and Missy’s every move, alongside interviews with family, law enforcement and witnesses to the budding romance.

When Philip Met Missy produced for Discovery+ by MAK Pictures. Executive Producers for MAK Pictures are Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht and Greg Spring. For Discovery+, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer.

The special begins streaming on April 27.

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