NEW YORK, NY – June 17, 2019 – Oxygen will premiere a new eight-episode series “Killer Motive,” from the producers of NBC’s Dateline, and hosted by two award-winning journalists, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk and Emmy Award winner Troy Roberts on Sunday, August 25 at 7pm ET/PT. Each hour-long episode will uncover dark and twisted motives, from vengeance to jealousy to greed that led to gruesome killings. To hear Stephanie Gosk announce the series at CrimeCon in New Orleans, LA click here: https://youtu.be/Du5_rCASp2M. For a sneak peek, visit: https://www.oxygen.com/killer-motive/season-1/videos/killer-motive-premieres-sunday-august-25th-0
Gosk and Roberts will each host four episodes, in which they’ll focus on the reasons why a particular killing occurred and explore how investigators uncovered the motive in order to crack the case. From a staged suicide to a family massacre, Gosk and Roberts strive to understand each crime’s motive and to shed light on what drove the killers. They conduct on-the-ground inquiries, returning to the crime scenes and sitting down with victims’ friends and family, law enforcement, attorneys, psychologists, and even the killers themselves– to uncover the story of how justice was sought and ultimately attained. At the core of their investigative reporting is the pursuit of a deeper understanding of the relationships behind the horrific killings and of the psychology of the people who committed them.
“Killer Motive” is produced by NBC News’ award-winning production arm Peacock Productions with Paul Ryan serving as Executive Producer and Alexa Danner as Co-Executive Producer.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media 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 program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, 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 Peacock Productions:
Peacock Productions is an Emmy award-winning nonfiction production company that creates series, documentaries, specials and live events for industry leaders in broadcast, cable, OTT, and digital by leveraging the editorial expertise, vast resources, and seasoned talent of NBCUniversal. Since its creation in 2007 as a division of NBC News, Peacock Productions has delivered more than 2000 hours of content to 60 clients and distributors across the globe. Elizabeth Cole is President and Elizabeth Fischer is Senior Executive Producer and Head of Production. For more information, visit: http://www.nbcpeacockproductions.com/
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