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[08/02/19 - 03:13 PM]
Video: Showtime Documentary Films Announces Premiere Date and Debuts New Trailer for "Murder in the Bayou"
The five-part docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered between 2005 and 2009 in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana in rural Jefferson Davis Parish.

[07/18/19 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 18
Updates include: Christine Lahti boards "Evil" at CBS; USA Network eyes "Nash Bridges" revival; and Showtime orders two new documentary series.







MURDER IN THE BAYOU (SHOWTIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/13/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (5 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 10/11/19; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, August 2019) Today, Showtime Documentary Films announced it will premiere the network's first true crime docu-series, MURDER IN THE BAYOU, on Friday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, from director Matthew Galkin (Kevorkian) and author Ethan Brown, whose New York Times Best Selling book Murder In The Bayou is the inspiration for the series. The five-part docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered between 2005 and 2009 in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana in rural Jefferson Davis Parish. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. In examining the lives of the young female victims - and the violent sex and drug trade they were a part of - the series uncovers the secrets of this troubled town lurking just below the surface. These discoveries lead to even more shocking revelations in the "Jeff Davis 8" case, exposing corruption, bad actors and institutional injustices that have left the citizens of Jennings still searching for truth.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Carolyn Hepburn as EP
· Christopher Clements as EP
· Ethan Brown as EP
· Joshua Levine as PROD
· Julie Goldman as EP
· Matthew Galkin as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fairhaven
· Motto Pictures