PEOPLE Investigates is a new show on Investigation Discovery that will tackle some of the most famous (and infamous) true crime cases of the last thirty years, including some unsolved murders that will surely shock the audience.
Included in this ten-part series are the JonBenet Ramsey case, the Grim Sleeper, and the Long Island Killer (also known as the Craigslist Killer). The disappearance of Shannan Gilbert will kick off the series, which will premiere on November 7.
Here is the basic pitch for the show:
Tracking the devastation of the victims’ families and the fervent search for justice, the two-hour special premiere will include exclusive new revelations uncovered by PEOPLE’s experienced crime reporters.
“Investigation Discovery is thrilled to partner with PEOPLE on their exclusive television series. With some of the best reporters in the world, their dedication to getting to the bottom of the stories that matter to us shines through every episode.” said Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
Personally, I’m enthralled by the idea. I’m a little underwhelmed by yet another TV show jumping on the JonBenet Ramsey bandwagon, but the Grim Sleeper case is perpetually fascinating to me. The idea that someone would be able to prey on women for so long without even the slightest hint of getting caught shocks and befuddles me.
BTW, if you haven’t already, please go watch Tales of the Grim Sleeper on HBO. It is a wonderful investigation into one of the most horrific serial killer cases in America’s history.
Similarly, to prepare for the disappearance of Shannan Gilbert, read the book Lost Girls, by Robert Kolker. It is an in-depth investigation into the case of the Long Island Serial Killer, one of the most infamous recent unsolved murder cases in the US. The book itself is absolutely gripping.
PEOPLE Investigates premieres November 7 (9 PM EST / 8 CST) on Investigation Discovery.