ABC News Studios’ acclaimed true crime drama Death in the Dorms is set to premiere its second season on February 22, 2024. Alongside this, the studio has announced the debut of two new docuseries, “Daughters of the Cult” and “Me, Hereafter,” both slated to stream on Hulu in the coming year.
The first season of Death in the Dorms which aired on January 5, 2023, delved into criminal cases at several universities, including Western Kentucky University and UCLA. The series, executive produced by Carrie Cook, Myles Reiff, Nile Cappello, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and overseen by senior executive producer David Sloan, explored six tragic stories of college students whose lives were cut short by violent crimes. These included cases from Jackson State University, Louisiana State University, and others, with each episode focusing on the victim’s life, their unfulfilled potential, and the quest for justice.
“Daughters of the Cult,” premiering on January 4, 2024, and directed by Sara Mast, is a five-episode series delving into the history of a Mormon fundamentalist cult led by Ervil LeBaron. Known as the ‘Mormon Manson,’ LeBaron’s reign of terror is recounted by former cult members, including his children, and law enforcement officials. The series promises to offer a harrowing look at the cult’s decades-long wave of violence and abuse.
“Me, Hereafter,” set to premiere on February 29, 2024, is a unique docu-drama produced by Andy and Maria Awes, with David Sloan as the senior executive producer. This four-episode series presents murder investigations in a novel format, narrating the stories from the perspective of the deceased victims. The series blends investigative footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews, covering cases like the mysterious disappearance of a pregnant woman and the murder of a beloved funeral director.
These upcoming releases from ABC News Studios are poised to offer gripping, in-depth looks into true crime stories, pushing the boundaries of the genre and providing audiences with compelling narratives and insights into the darker aspects of human nature.