[12/02/21 - 11:11 AM]
Oxygen's "Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power." Investigates the Rise and Fall of South Carolina Scion Alex Murdaugh, on Sunday, December 12 at 8:00PM ET/PT
Murdaugh is currently charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report.

[via press release from Oxygen]


Journalist Troy Roberts Leads On the Ground Reporting in the Two-Hour Special Full of Local Folklore, Facts and Insight Surrounding Attorney Alex Murdaugh as the Deaths of his Wife Maggie and Son Paul Remain Unsolved

NEW YORK, NY - December 2, 2021 - Oxygen, the home for high quality true crime programming, immerses viewers in the multi-layered and quickly unfolding story of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, currently charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report. However, the nation's attention turned to prominent attorney after his wife Maggie and son Paul were found brutally murdered in June 2021. In the months that followed, Alex's admission that he hired a former client to kill him so that his remaining son could benefit from an insurance policy. Oxygen was on the ground from the beginning, already digging into Alex's past and present, and tenaciously pursuing incredible insight only locals from his community could provide when news of his shooting broke. The two-hour special "Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power." premieres Sunday, December 12 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Oxygen.

When Maggie and Paul Murdaugh were killed, and Alex admitted to plotting to have himself murdered, local speculation about sinister cover ups from the past came to light. Three other deaths of people close to Alex Murdaugh's immediate family began six years before, and some people asserted the circumstances around those deaths were suspicious. With the demise of Alex Murdaugh's law career in the offing and his authority potentially weakening, would the tight-knit community circle the wagons around the still highly influential Murdaugh family, or speak out to share what's only whispered about behind closed doors?

· 19-year-old Stephen Smith, a friend of Alex's older son Buster, was found dead in the middle of a country road in 2015. His manner of death has been disputed, with some pointing to inconsistencies in what was reported compared to what the evidence revealed.

· Gloria Satterfield, Alex's housekeeper and nanny of more than 20 years, died after a reported trip and fall accident in Alex's home in 2018. Her estate recently reached a settlement with Alex's former law firm for money due to the estate.

· 19-year-old Mallory Beach, who died tragically in 2019 when she was ejected from a boat being driven by Alex's son Paul, who was legally intoxicated. Paul was indicted and charged with three felony counts of boating under the influence, including causing Mallory's death and injuring two other passengers. He was awaiting trial when he was murdered.

· In June of 2021, Alex called 911 after finding his wife Maggie and son Paul shot dead.

With access to locals, friends and family of those in the Alex's world, the special dissects the unexpected twists and turns in his life that may have led the high profile attorney to become the man who stands accused of crimes today.

In addition, Roberts talks with Matt Harris and Seton Tucker, hosts of "The Murdaugh Family Murders: Impact of Influence" podcast, provide an understanding of Alex's place in his powerful family, whose roots stretch back more than a century in the community of Hampton County, South Carolina.

"Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power." is produced by Wolf Entertainment, Left/Right and Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group. Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers for Wolf Entertainment and Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Michael LaHaie and Maija Norris serving as executive producers for Left/Right. Will Ward also serves as an executive producer.

About Oxygen

Oxygen is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship "Snapped" franchise, "Cold Justice," "Killer Couples," "Criminal Confessions," and breakout hit event series such as "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks," and "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered." Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.

About Wolf Entertainment

Wolf Entertainment, headed by multiple Emmy winning television producer Dick Wolf, produces content for all platforms. The company, in conjunction with Universal Television, produces NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," which in its 23rd season is the longest-running primetime scripted series on television; "Law & Order: Organized Crime" (S2); the original "Law & Order" returning for its 21st season in February 2022; "Chicago Fire," (S10); "Chicago PD" (S9); "Chicago Med" (S7); CBS' "FBI"(S4), "FBI Most Wanted (S3) and the new "FBI: International." Wolf's first streaming series "On Call" for IMDb TV is slated for the new year. Wolf's non-fiction series in addition to "Nightwatch" include "Cold Justice," "Criminal Confessions" and "Murder for Hire." NBC has also ordered "LA Fire and Rescue." Wolf's first podcast "Hunted" premiered in November 2019. The company also produced the Oscar-winning documentary "Twin Towers" and the Grammy-winning documentary about the Doors "When You're Strange" as well as the Emmy-winning HBO film "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee." Wolf is also creator and executive producer of the Emmy-winning drama series "Law & Order" which ran for 20 seasons on NBC and will be returning for Season 21 in 2022, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" which ran for 11 seasons on NBC and USA Network, among other network series.

About Left/Right

LEFT/RIGHT has produced hundreds of hours of television in an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to side-splitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to stand-up comedy to science fiction to school segregation. Past and present productions include the groundbreaking political series THE CIRCUS (Showtime), multiple episodes of the acclaimed investigative series FRONTLINE (PBS), the buzzy documentary THE NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS: FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS (FX and Hulu), and our award-winning TV adaptation of the popular public radio show THIS AMERICAN LIFE (Showtime). Our shows have been nominated for numerous Emmy(R) Awards and have won multiple awards, including a Peabody(R) and the Emmy(R) for Best Nonfiction Series. Left/Right is a Red Arrow Studios company.

About Universal Television Alternative Studio

Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, is a leading supplier of premium unscripted content and formats. It creates, develops, and produces a diverse slate of original programs for a variety of platforms. The studio's notable projects include the Emmy(R) Award-winning "World of Dance," hosted and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez; the crafting series "Making It," starring twice-Emmy-nominated hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman; Dwayne Johnson's "The Titan Games;" "Capital One College Bowl," hosted by Peyton Manning; original talk show series "The Kids Tonight Show" from Jimmy Fallon; "Clash of the Cover Bands," hosted by tWitch, Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert and Ester Dean; and longtime NBC favorite "Hollywood Game Night," for which Jane Lynch has won two Emmy Awards as host. "Hollywood Game Night" has been remade in 22 territories, while another UTAS hit game show, "The Wall," has been sold into 27 territories internationally. Upcoming projects include comedy variety event series "That's My Jam," hosted by Jimmy Fallon; holiday baking competition series "Baking It," hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg; music event series "American Song Contest;" and premium landmark series "The Americas.

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