Styles may change, but murder lasts forever. Step into the past and unravel the intricacies of real-life murder cases of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes. This series inaugurates a new high-end cinematic style, using the visual grammar of movies to bring the era to life. To properly illustrate each time period, the series stays true to the fashion and styles while highlighting the cultural taboos and social norms that informed each case.
Honolulu, HA, 1931: When the young aristocratic wife of a Naval Lieutenant is discovered bruised and beaten by the side of a dark road, a hackneyed scheme and a trigger-happy hand will lead to the most sensational murder trial in Hawaii’s history.
Bronx, NY, 1941: When tea for two becomes a murder of one, investigators from all across New York City must act upon the testimony of a few brave women to bring the killer to justice.
Los Angeles, CA, 1922: When a husband is found dead and his wife discovered locked in a closet, detectives find themselves lost in a world of seduction and obsession where the ghosts are all too real.
The story behind author Truman Capote's classic non-fiction novel, "In Cold Blood," which details the Clutter family murders in 1959 and the nationwide manhunt that followed for the killers.