Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal: Release date, synopsis, trailer & more

The three-part documentary series, Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal will examine the controversies and murders that beset the Murdaugh family.

Release date

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal premieres February 22 on Netflix.

Creators

Directors: Julia Willoughby Nason; Jenner Furst

Executive Producers: Michael Gasparro, Julia Willoughby Nason; Jenner Furst

Official synopsis

“The Murdaughs were one of South Carolina’s most prominent families, but the death of teenager Mallory Beach in a drunken boating accident began the unraveling of their legacy. 

“When Paul Murdaugh – the alleged driver of the boat – and his mother Maggie are found brutally murdered, a century of corruption, power, and cover-ups in the Low Country is brought to light. 

“The three-part series will feature first-hand accounts from those on the boat that fateful night, many of whom have not spoken about the crash or double homicide of Maggie and Paul until now, including: Paul Murdaugh’s longtime girlfriend, Morgan Doughty; Mallory Beach’s childhood friends, Miley Altman and Connor Cook; Mallory’s boyfriend, Anthony Cook; and, several others.”

Other details

While the Murdaugh affair has been the subject of several true-crime films, Netflix intends to go further into this compelling, true-life Southern Gothic narrative that has won over viewers across the world.

Trailer

The first-hand testimonies of people who were on the boat talked about the collision or double homicide of Maggie and Paul. The series also features commentary from journalists covering the case.


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