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Oxygen slates new series “Black Widow Murders,” “The First Mindhunter,” more

True-crime network Oxygen has slated five new series for fall 2022, along with a raft of returning titles that include Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice (which will notch its seventh season) ...
May 10, 2022

True-crime network Oxygen has slated five new series for fall 2022, along with a raft of returning titles that include Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice (which will notch its seventh season) and Accident, Suicide or Murder, which will return for season four.

Leading off the batch of new series is Black Widow Murders (Catalina Content/Lark Productions), which covers cases in which women lure their victims to their deaths for reasons of wealth, power or simple lust.

The First Mindhunter (Ample Entertainment/Motiv8 Media) centers on the late Dr. Al Carlisle, a clinical psychologist who personally assessed mass murderers like Ted Bundy, Arthur Gary Bishop, Manuel Cortez, and the “Hi Fi Killers” Dale Selby Pierre and William Andrews. Each episode will present previously unheard audio recordings of Carlisle’s interviews with these and other notorious killers in order to shed new light on these cases.

In Manifesto of a Serial Killer (Bungalow Media + Entertainment), a woman’s determination to find her missing brother results in the discovery of a previously unknown string of serial killings by two men who may have killed upwards of 25 people. The series follows investigators as they uncover ever more shocking twists and turns in the case, including the revelation that a third person may have been involved in the crimes.

Serial Killer Capital: Baton Rouge (w/t) from Jupiter Entertainment follows the manhunt for a killer believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 36 women in Baton Rouge between 1994 and 2004. After more than a decade of investigation entailing a dozen mistaken arrests, police discover that three different serial killers have been active at the same time.

Finally, Sleeping with Death (Texas Crew Productions) recounts a number of bizarre cases in which a person wakes up next to a dead body. The series employs access to lead investigators, witnesses and those closest to the victims to tell the tales of these bizarre killings.

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