Lifetime UK Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Grim Sleeper’

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Lifetime’s original TV movie The Grim Sleeper will receive its UK premiere on Lifetime UK on Thursday July 3rd at 9pm, it has been announced.

The Grim Sleeper follows LA Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek as she doggedly investigates the unsolved murders of dozens of women in Los Angeles and soon realizes one person is responsible for many of these deaths that began over 20 years earlier. The reporter-turned-amateur detective notices similarities between the cases and sets out to break the story of her career, researching evidence and interviewing witnesses for clues to the killer’s identity. When the only known survivor comes forward to tell her side of the story, pieces of the mystery unravel and Pelisek is even more determined to bring justice for the victims.

The TV movie is based on a true story and was written by Robert Nathan (Law & Order) and Teena Booth (The Drew Peterson Story). The Grim Sleeper was directed by Perfect Sisters helmer Stan Brooks and stars Dreama Walker (Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23), Macy Gray (Training Day), Ernie Hudson (Call Me Crazy) and Michael O’Neill (The West Wing, Extant). The executive producers are Michael Jaffe and Joe Pichirallo .

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.