Summer is coming..and Lifetime is taking viewers behind the crime stories that shocked the nation.This June, Lifetime kicks off the network’s first annual “Summer of Secrets” movie event — a slate of six original true-crime movies, each one featuring an all-star cast.”Based on the success of our ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ slates, we are doubling down on what women love on Lifetime for our first annual Summer of Secrets slate,” says Amy Winter, Lifetime’s executive vice president and head of programming.
“These stories captured our collective attention and are the perfect kickoff to the summer with the stranger-than-fiction moments and revealing secrets that had everyone talking.”In addition, Angie Harmon joins the “Summer of Secrets” lineup as the narrator of “Cellmate Secrets,” a six-episode docuseries that reveals new insights into infamous true-crime stories that inspired several Lifetime movies. Airing Fridays, the series features first-hand perspectives on the criminals’ personalities from former friends, prison guards, cellmates, and past lovers.”We know our audience devoured the stories when they were playing out in headlines, but now we can go even deeper to reveal more about those infamous stories,” Winter says.The “Summer of Secrets” kicks off June 5 with “Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos,” starring Annabeth Gish (“The Haunting of Hill House”) and War- ren Christie (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”).
The movie is based on the true story of missing Con- necticut mom Jennifer Dulos, whose husband committed suicide shortly after he was charged with her murder. He claimed innocence, and her body was never found.Additional gripping titles premiering this June include “Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer,” as well as “Secrets of a Marine’s Wife,” and “Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story.”Next, things get spicy with “Soccer Mom Madam,” starring Jana Kramer (“One Tree Hill”) as suburban mom Anna, who operates an elite escort service for New York power brokers.Jennie Garth (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) and Anwen O’Driscoll (“American Gods”) headline “Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story,” in which a 17-year-old girl is attacked and abandoned in the woods, but fights to survive.Other tantalizing titles include “Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer,” as well as “Secrets of a Marine’s Wife,” and “Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story.”Visit mylifetime.com for more information about Lifetime’s Summer of Secrets and other programming.