True Crime Dramas Releasing in May 2022: Candy, The Staircase, Our Father and More

2022 looks like the age of true crime dramas with one after the other platform releasing excellent content in this genre. But, worry not about missing out on them, for we have you covered for the True Crime Dramas Releasing in May 2022! From Netflix’s Clark to IMDb TV’s Bug Out, the previously released dramas in this genre did make up for the perfect binge-worthy treat for lovers of crime dramas and suspenseful thrillers. So, check out the list below to know which one is releasing when and where for the month of May!

Here’s a list of True Crime Dramas Releasing in May 2022

Who Do You Believe?- Hulu

When a report of a crime hits the headlines, who are we compelled to believe? The victim or the perpetrator? Starring James Espinosa, Destini Renee and Kenneth J. Morgan. Who Do You Believe? is a docuseries that takes real-life criminal cases and, lets viewers get an insight into the case from dual perspectives. The victims and the criminals directly recount their version of the story through interviews, revealing details that are not only bone-chilling but, also those that never have been revealed before. This ABC series is currently streaming on Hulu, with the first episode already out by May 3, 2022. The rest of the episodes are scheduled to get weekly releases, every Tuesday.

The Girl from Plainville Finale- Hulu

On May 3, Hulu’s latest true crime miniseries The Girl from Plainville aired its last episode and, audiences are still taken aback by the story. Created by Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus and, starring Elle Fanning, Chloë Sevigny, and Colton Ryan in major roles, the miniseries the story of the Death of Conrad Roy in 2014 and, the subsequent trial of the Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter, where Carter was accused of involuntary manslaughter. All the episodes are now available on Hulu. You can read the recaps of the episode, here.

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The Staircase- HBO Max

If you aren’t privy to the Michael Peterson trial, this miniseries is just the one that you need right now. In case, you already know about the trial, this latest release is a must-watch for you given how it gives new dimensions and depth to one of the longest trials in American history. Created by Antonio Campos, The Staircase is based on the 2004 true-crime docuseries of the same name created by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. It stars Toni Collette and Colin Firth in major roles and is currently streaming on HBO Max. The first three episodes of the miniseries are out, with the rest of the episodes scheduled to get a weekly release, every Thursday.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith- Amazon Prime Video

Bringing to our screens one of the coldest cases of murder in Canada. Amazon Prime Video is all set to air its latest true-crime series The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith. With firsthand accounts and expert interviews along with family archives and rare access to key participants, this docuseries will be recounting the story of the murder of Beverly Lynn, who was killed at the age of 22 and, to date the question surrounding who killed her remains unanswered. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on May 6, 2022, and, consists of four episodes in total.

Candy- Hulu

Guilty or not? The story of Candy Montgomery murdering her best friend, Betty Gore is not unknown to many but, the quick trial’s intricacies and details are often not talked about enough. Well, Hulu’s latest true-crime drama plans to not shy away from those details. Created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith, Candy will feature Jessica Biel essaying the titular role alongside Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber and others. The miniseries will get by far the most interesting release format by Hulu where the first episode will air on May 9, 2022, and, a new episode will release every consecutive night until May 13, 2022.

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Our Father- Netflix

True-crime dramas or docuseries are not always about murder and bloodshed, often enough they are about scams, frauds and catfishing. This is an arena dominated by Netflix, which brings us yet another interesting addition to the list. Lucie Jourdan’s Our Father recounts the case of Donald Cline, an Indianapolis fertility doctor, who personally impregnated his patients instead of the given sperm samples from donors or husbands. Blumhouse Production is set to bring this sickening secret experiment of this doctor to live on Netflix, arriving on May 11, 2022.

Under the Banner of Heaven- Hulu

Challenging faith and religious beliefs, Hulu’s ongoing true-crime drama is nothing less than a cult nightmare come to life. Created by Dustin Lance Black, Under the Banner of Heaven is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The miniseries tells the story of the infamous Salt Lake City modern double murder which was committed in the name of God by brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, as they subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism. Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones amongst others, the series is present airing on Hulu with three episodes already out and, the rest scheduled to get a weekly release every Thursday.

Are you a fan of true crime dramas? Let us know in the comments below what you think of the shows mentioned in this list!

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