LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS NEW MOVIE
"GIRL IN THE SHED: THE KIDNAPPING OF ABBY HERNANDEZ"
STARRING BEN SAVAGE, LINDSAY NAVARRO, AND ERICA DURANCE
TO JOIN MOVIE LINE UP TO DEBUT FEBRUARY 26
"SINGLE BLACK FEMALE"
FEATURING AMBER RILEY, RAVEN GOODWIN
AND K. MICHELLE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 5
STARRING LETOYA LUCKETT, KIERRA SHEARD-KELLY,
TA'RHONDA JONES AND DREW SIDORA SET FOR FEBRUARY 12
"CAUGHT IN HIS WEB"
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WHOOPI GOLDBERG
AND STARRING GARCELLE BEAUVAIS,
ALISON THORNTON, MALIA BAKER AND EMMA TREMBLAY
BOWS FEBRUARY 19
VOD SPECIAL "LIFETIME SNEAK PEEK: WHAT'S NEW IN '22"
AVAILABLE BEGINNING DECEMBER 26 WITH FIRST LOOK AT MOVIES
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 21, 2021) - Lifetime rounds out its February all-star movie lineup with the addition of Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez, executive produced by Hernandez. The film recounts the harrowing story of her survival against all odds, when she was abducted at age 14. Starring Ben Savage, Lindsay Navarro and Erica Durance, Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is the newest addition in Lifetime's "Girl In" slate of films which included the highly rated movies, Girl in the Basement, Girl in the Bunker and Girl in the Box.
Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez joins the previously announced original thrillers Single Black Female, Line Sisters and Caught in His Web, now all set to debut February 2022.
New movies air Saturdays, at 8p/7c as follows:
Single Black Female starring Amber Riley, Raven Goodwin, K. Michelle
Line Sisters starring LeToya Luckett, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Ta'Rhonda Jones, Drew Sidora
Caught in His Web from Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, starring Garcelle Beauvais, Alison Thornton, Malia Baker, Emma Tremblay
Girl in the Shed starring Ben Savage, Lindsay Navarro, Erica Durance
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE
Premieres Saturday, February 5 at 8/7c
Reeling from the death of her beloved father and a difficult breakup, Monica (Raven Goodwin), is ready to move forward with her life as she tries to land the new hosting job for an afternoon talk show. When she hires a new assistant, Simone (Amber Riley), the two quickly become close friends as Simone moves in next door and completely immerses herself in Monica's life. But underneath her sweet exterior, Simone harbors a dark secret and as time goes on cracks in her façade begin to appear. Monica decides to sever ties once and for all with Simone, but Simone has other plans and is determined to take over Monica's life for good. K. Michelle also stars.
Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa'Rah L. Jones.
In addition to Single Black Female, K. Michelle hosts the new Lifetime unscripted series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, premiering February 3, at 9/8c with a sneak peek airing on January 28th at 10/9c.
Premieres Saturday, February 12 at 8/7c
Line Sisters follows four sorority sisters- Valerie (LeToya Luckett), Cassandra (Kierra Sheard-Kelly), Simona (Ta'Rhonda Jones) and Dominique (Drew Sidora) - as they reunite at a Black Greek Weekend celebration held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Having pledged the Alpha Beta Omega Sorority, Inc., they share more than the bonds of sisterhood, after the mysterious death of the dean of pledges 15 years prior. But the past comes knocking on their door as they arrive to the island and strange and inexplicable things begin to happen to each one of them, threatening to unearth the deadly secret that may tear them apart.
Line Sisters is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment in association with Undaunted Content for Lifetime and is executive produced by D'Angela Proctor and Leslie Greif. Tailiah Breon directs from a script written by Jasmine S. Greene and Scott Mullen.
CAUGHT IN HIS WEB
Premieres Saturday, February 19 at 8/7c
Executive produced by Emmy(R), Grammy(R), Tony(R) and Academy(R) Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, Caught in His Web is inspired by actual events and tells the horrifying story of Emma (Alison Thornton), Olivia (Malia Baker) and Gabby (Emma Tremblay) who are each unknowingly tormented by a mysterious cyberbully by the name "Blake." Infiltrating each of their lives by hacking into their cell phones and computers, "Blake" coerces them to send nude photos and continually harasses them and tracks their every move. Feeling extremely alone and experiencing anxiety, depression and fear, the girls later discover they are not alone in being tormented. They decide to join forces and enlist the help of Detective Holland (Garcelle Beauvais), in the hunt to unmask their harasser and end their nightmare.
Caught in His Web is produced for Lifetime by Cyber Productions, Inc. in association with Johnson Production Group. Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Egenberg, Jack Heller, Tom Leonardis and Alesia Cook are executive producers. Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen is co-executive producer. Hannah Cheesman directed from a script written by Danielle Iman.
GIRL IN THE SHED: THE KIDNAPPING OF ABBY HERNANDEZ
Premieres Saturday, February 26 at 8/7c
Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is the true story of 14-year-old freshman Abby Hernandez (Lindsay Navarro) who vanished while walking home from school in North Conway, New Hampshire. Kicking off the state's largest search, Abby's disappearance left her family, especially her mother Zenya (Erica Durance), investigators and the community mystified of her whereabouts. Taken by Nathaniel Kibby (Ben Savage), Abby was kept is a soundproof container and forced to wear a shock collar while enduring psychological, sexual and emotional abuse. Despite suffering daily torture, Abby kept hope alive that she would one day be able to see her family again.
Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is produced by Sprott Productions Inc in association with Johnson Production Group and executive produced by Abigail Hernandez, Stacy Mandelberg and Michael Vickerman who also wrote the script. Jessica Harmon directed.
Additionally, as Lifetime wraps up It's a Wonderful Lifetime holiday slate, the VOD special, Lifetime Sneak Peek: What's New in '22 will be available beginning December 26. Hosted by K. Michelle, the special will preview her new series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, alongside first looks at returning favorite Married at First Sight and new shows Leave it to Geege and Million Dollar Hustle. The on-demand special will also dive into the Janet Jackson documentary event, Janet, and showcase the new movies on Lifetime for the new year including Safe Room and Vanished: Searching for My Sister debuting in January and February films, Single Black Female, Line Sisters and Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez.
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