A handful of brand new Lifetime Original Thrillers are headed our way this summer, each of them ripped from the headlines and based on horrifying tales of true crime.
The Wrap details the full slate this week, including the films Dirty Little Secrets (June 11), Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story (June 18), He’s Not Worth Dying For (June 25), and Jailbreak Lovers (July 2). They’ll all be premiering at 8pm EST on Lifetime.
Suitcase Killer may be the most intriguing of the bunch, the Lifetime Original based on the true story of Melanie McGuire. Lifetime details, “Melanie (Candice King), an exceptional fertility nurse, is married to her ex-Navy husband Bill (Michael Roark) and doting mother of two boys. When she falls for Brad (Jackson Hurst), a doctor at her clinic, and gets entangled in a steamy love affair, Melanie does the unthinkable. After drugging and murdering Bill, she dismembers him and places the body parts into three suitcases, throwing them into Chesapeake Bay.
“But when the suitcases are found on the shores of Virginia Beach, an investigation is launched leading to Melanie as the prime suspect. Led by the efforts of assistant attorney general Patti Prezioso (Wendie Malick), authorities eventually bring Melanie to justice, who despite being convicted, continues to maintain her innocence.”