Lifetime Set to Premiere ‘Murdaugh Murders: The Movie’ Miniseries
Murdaugh Murders: The Movie stars Bill Pullman as Alex Murdaugh, the 55-year-old South Carolina attorney convicted of murdering his wife and son.
A press release from Lifetime describes the drama:
Even with all of Alex's influence, he couldn't prevent the Murdaugh Family's legacy from being tarnished after Paul was involved in a boating accident that left a young girl dead. While Maggie was consumed with what was happening with Paul, Alex was hiding his addiction to opioids and stealing insurance settlements from his own clients to fund his habit and the family's lavish lifestyle. Then in June 2021, Maggie and Paul were found murdered, and eyes began to turn to Alex.
The crimes and controversy surrounding the Murdaugh family have been adapted into true crime series for HBO and Netflix as well as several podcasts.
Alex Murdaugh's murder trial began on Jan. 25, 2023 and ended on March 2, 2203. Murdaugh was sentenced to consecutive life sentences after being found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Entertainment Weekly reports Murdaugh Murders: The Movie, a two-part series, will air on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. EST.