LEADING TRUE CRIME NETWORK INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY EXPLORES THE CONTROVERSIAL AND TRAGIC CASE "CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY"
-- Special Three-Night Television Event, Presented in Partnership with AMI, Weinstein Television and Jupiter Entertainment, Debuts Worldwide Sunday, April 9 at 10/9c on ID--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - On July 15, 2008, Orlando police dispatchers receive a bizarre and stunning 9-1-1 call. The caller, Cindy Anthony, is frantic - her granddaughter has been missing for more than one month. Desperate to locate two-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony, police begin an intense investigation... but authorities cannot overlook a key player in the case, Caylee's own 22-year-old mother, Casey. Now, leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID), in partnership with Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and American Media, Inc. (AMI) takes viewers deep inside the investigation into the murder of Caylee Anthony to shed new light on this tragic crime and shocking verdict with CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. In a special three-night television event beginning Sunday, April 9 at 10/9c, ID rips opens the explosive case to reexamine the key players, puzzling actions and questionable motives behind one of the most captivating and controversial cases of all-time.
"Some cases just capture the nation's attention and this case was a firestorm - the panicked search for a missing toddler, a frantic family, police sent to chase suspects who may or may not exist, media demanding answers and devastated grandparents caught between their daughter's lies and their desperation to find their granddaughter alive," said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. "Sex, betrayal and deceit are at the heart of this series, which will make viewers feel as if they are in the room for the bombshell prosecution of Casey Anthony as she was tried in both the court of law and, ultimately, the court of public opinion."
"This is an in-depth investigation that not only underscores our heritage in true investigative journalism but also the extraordinary talent and passion that Investigation Discovery, The Weinstein Company and the nation's leading true crime producer Jupiter Entertainment possess in delivering a riveting television experience unlike any other," said Dylan Howard, Chief Content Officer of American Media, Inc. "More than a shocking expose into one of the biggest murder mysteries in recent history, it is the definitive - and revelatory - look inside the epic case that delivered more twists and turns than any Hollywood blockbuster."
From the team that created ID's #1 event series of 2016 (JONBENT RAMSEY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY), CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY is a comprehensive, 360-degree look into the investigation and subsequent 2011 trial of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter Caylee. Featuring new evidence, insight from those closest to the Anthony family, and never-before-seen footage of Casey, CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY is the definitive look at every angle of this heartbreaking case and whirlwind legal showdown.
Exclusive interviewees featured in this three-part series include Caylee's grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony, offering a unique look into the inner-working of the Anthony family and how the trial of Casey still haunts them today; also featured are Clint House, a former close friend and confidant of Casey's; Belvin Perry, Jr., the judge who presided over Casey's trial; Russ Huekler, an alternate juror who, among the other jurors, faced public scrutiny for the jury's decision to acquit Casey; and Kevin Beary, the former Orange County Sheriff who first investigated the case.
Other individuals interviewed in the three-part special include Brad Conway, former attorney for George and Cindy Anthony; Jane Velez-Mitchell and Diane Dimond, both crime reporters and TV journalists who covered the trial from the ground; and other key investigators and legal experts who worked closely to the case.
CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICA MURDER MYSTERY is produced for Investigation Discovery by Weinstein Television, American Media, Inc., and Jupiter Entertainment with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Patrick Reardon, Stephen Land, Allison Wallach, Matt Sprouse, David Pecker and Dylan Howard as Executive Producers. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
About Weinstein Television
Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob's tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 351 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.
Weinstein Television boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. Weinstein Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Jeter and fashion critic Kelly Osbourne. Upcoming series include the business focused Fashion Inc. which premieres later this year on Lifetime, and the late night AMC talk show Geeking Out.
Scripted series include John Fusco's Marco Polo with Netflix, which premiered its second season in July 2016, critically acclaimed miniseries War & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016, Scream with MTV, which premiered its second season in May 2016, Peaky Blinders with Netflix just aired its third season, and Julian Fellowes' Doctor Thorne with Amazon. Upcoming series include Stephen King's The Mist (a straight-to-series 10 episode order) for Spike TV, military drama Six (a straight-to-series 8 episode order) for HISTORY and animated series Spy Kids for Netflix (a multi season commitment).
About Jupiter Entertainment
Jupiter Entertainment is a full-service production company focused on creating successful, highly formatted TV series with great storytelling, compelling characters and high production values. For 20 years, Jupiter Entertainment has produced a variety of hit primetime series and specials across a wide range of genres including explosive docusoaps like Wild West Alaska (Animal Planet), long running series like Snapped (Oxygen) and hit series like Homicide Hunter (ID). Other recent credits include: Killer Couples, #Killerpost (Oxygen), Justice: By Any Means, Fatal Attraction (TV One) and National Enquirer Investigates (REELZ). Jupiter Entertainment currently operates offices in New York, NY and Knoxville, TN. Find out more about Jupiter Entertainment and its projects at www.jupiterent.com.
About American Media, Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 10 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 2.1+ million and reach more than 37 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 50 million unique visitors and over 350 million page views monthly.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories", the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.