The 17 Best True-Crime Documentaries to Watch in 2022

by MEKITA RIVAS and GRETTY GARCIA , Cosmopolatin

Published September 22, 2022

Caution: Turn on your night light before pressing play.

edicated true-crime fans know there’s nothing like unwinding after a long, stressful day with a refreshing libation, a bowl of popcorn, and an entire marathon of…equally stressful and often v disturbing true-crime docs. Not everyone understands how watching a decades-long unsolved mystery can be relaxing. And you know what? That’s fair. But hey, that’s why this list of the best true-crime documentaries to watch in 2022 is only for the people who truly get the appeal of watching Dateline instead of going on, um, an actual date.

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Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson Inks Content Partnership With Lusid Media, Sets Peacock Unscripted Series (EXCLUSIVE)

By Joe Otterson, Variety
Published October 27, 2022

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television banner have set a three-project partnership with Lusid Media, Variety has learned exclusively.

The companies have already set up the first project under the deal. Exact details are being kept under wraps, but it is known to be an unscripted true crime series at Peacock that is slated to debut in 2023. Jackson will executive produce the series and will work with Lusid to develop two more projects under the deal.

The 27 Best True Crime Documentaries and Series of 2022 (So Far)

By Quinci LeGardye Marie Claire
Published August 31, 2022

Calling all true crime aficionados: A new year means a new roster of engrossing new documentaries and scripted true-crime series to watch. As new projects are announced, we can see trends forming for what true crime themes will follow. For 2022, it’s all about scams, as the stories of crimes that caught our attention years ago (the Summer of Scam, anyone?) are fleshed out into series, laying out everything we now know about what went down. For everyone dying to hear the whole story of your favorite scammers, here are the 2022 true-crime documentaries and series to watch out for.

Cameras follow families in real time on whirlwind 72-hour house hunts in new HGTV series ‘House In A Hurry’

New York [March 12, 2020] 

Excitement, stress and emotions will run high in HGTV’s fast-paced house hunting series House in a Hurry, premiering Sunday, March 22, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Cameras will follow in real time as a family who needs to relocate spends 72 intense hours searching for the perfect home in their new town. With an exciting life change on the horizon, the families will face a hard deadline to find and buy their new dream home in an unfamiliar city…

From the crime scene to the courtroom, four of Atlanta’s best work to solve and prosecute crimes in ‘Atlanta Justice’ on Investigation Discovery

(Silver Spring, Md.)

The Atlanta Homicide Unit consistently has one of the highest clearance rates in the country, but no one solves a murder by themselves – it takes a skilled and devoted team to identify, catch, and prosecute killers. Members of this elite and dedicated team include Detectives Nicole Redlinger and JD Stephens and prosecutors Leif Howard and Tanya Miller. ATLANTA JUSTICE immerses viewers into the world of these big city detectives and prosecutors as they work to solve some of Atlanta’s most baffling crimes

ID’s ‘Atlanta Justice’ recounts local homicide cases

By Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dec 22, 2020

True crime over the years has become such a popular genre, entire networks are devoted to the subject, most notably Atlanta-based Court TV and HLN as well as Oxygen and Investigation Discovery, known as ID. And frequently, these programs are used as a way to boost the image of both the police and district attorneys. The Atlanta Police Department has had a tough year in 2020 with more than 144 reported homicides to date, the most in nearly two decades. So the timing of “Atlanta Homicide,” debuting Monday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. on ID, is fortuitous.

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