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Discovery to premiere true-crime docuseries “Undercover Underage”

Discovery’s true-crime channel Investigation Discovery (ID) will begin airing Undercover Underage, a six-part docuseries that centers on child advocate Roo Powell’s task force that tracks down online predators, in February. Powell ...
January 13, 2022

Discovery’s true-crime channel Investigation Discovery (ID) will begin airing Undercover Underage, a six-part docuseries that centers on child advocate Roo Powell’s task force that tracks down online predators, in February.

Powell (pictured) is an award-winning writer, speaker and founder of SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse), a non-profit that raises awareness of and actively fights against online child exploitation. Undercover Underage follows Powell and her SOSA team as they fabricate three distinct, fictitious teenage personas through social media, photos and online profiles in order to bait and then identify predators.

These sting operations are complicated by the fact that many of the adults seeking to lure underage girls over the internet are themselves often hiding behind false online identities, which makes the task of identification all the more difficult and urgent.

Undercover Underage makes its linear broadcast premiere on ID on Thursday, February 3, with subsequent episodes airing weekly on Thursdays. The full season is available for streaming on Discovery+. Ron Simon serves as executive producer of the series for Discovery+.

About The Author
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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