CBC's top-rated new documentary series makes highly anticipated U.S. debut;
Reminiscent of the hit series The Staircase and Making a Murderer
The riveting and unpredictable new true crime docuseries
Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Sundance Now on Tuesday, August 18, 2020
AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now features the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of the bewildering new true crime series THE SUSPECT on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with a new episode available every following Tuesday. The top-rated CBC 4-part documentary involves alleged police misconduct, media frenzy and wrongful conviction. When millionaire Richard Oland of Moosehead Brewing fame suffered a gruesome 45 blows to his head, neck, and hands, his son Dennis immediately became the police's prime and only suspect. The case turned one of Canada's wealthiest families into the cast of a real-life soap opera. The riveting series was directed by Deborah Wainwright, who was granted intimate access to the media-wary family. The series tracks the challenges her team faced navigating the incredible twists and turns that arose during this high-profile case. Sundance Now is AMC Networks' premiere streaming service for engrossing true crime, heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world.
It was a blood bath. On July 6, 2011, Richard Oland suffered a gruesome 45 blows to his head neck, and hands. A crime like this would have been big news almost anywhere, but in New Brunswick, it was huge. The victim was one of the elites. His son, Dennis, quickly became the prime suspect. Dennis was the last known person to see his father alive, he was deeply in debt, and blood and his father's DNA were found on his clothing. After years of widespread schadenfreude, alleged police misconduct, trial by media, and a jury pool contaminated by a constant barrage of pre-trial publicity, Dennis was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. But he has always insisted he is innocent, and in October of 2016, a retrial was ordered. Since his release, the documentary crew had intimate and exclusive access to the defense, the accused, his family, and investigators, documenting the road to retrial. They follow unexplored leads and dig into new evidence in a search for the truth. Capturing every moment until the unpredictable conclusion at the trial's end.
Exclusive Premiere: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Episodes: 4 (New episode added every Thursday)
From AMC Networks, Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches starring Matthew Goode and Theresa Palmer; glamourous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as Australian drama Upright co-written by and starring Tim Minchin; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps; British psychological drama Cheat; Australian drama Bad Mothers; Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British thriller The Cry starring Jenna Coleman; as well as streaming exclusives, including Emmy-winner State of the Union starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd; British thriller Liar starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd; and riveting true crime series No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love with Amanda Knox's podcast. Sundance Now can be enjoyed for $6.99/month or $4.99/month with an annual membership. No cable subscription is needed.
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