#CYBERSLEUTHS: THE IDAHO MURDERS TO PREMIERE ON PARAMOUNT+ ON FEBRUARY 6
#CYBERSLEUTHS: THE IDAHO MURDERS TO PREMIERE
ON PARAMOUNT+ ON FEBRUARY 6
Three-Part Docuseries Unravels the Surging World of the Online Sleuths Who Have Taken on the Savage Slaying of Four University of Idaho Students
Watch The Trailer HERE
January 18, 2024 – Paramount+ announced today that the three-part docuseries #CYBERSLEUTHS: THE IDAHO MURDERS will premiere exclusively on the service, beginning Tuesday, February 6. Directed by Lucie Jourdan (Our Father) and produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment (Little Richard: I Am Everything), the series follows an obsessed group of TikTok true-crime sleuths as they sift through clues, explore leads and try to unravel the brutal murders of four students at the University of Idaho.
The case has gripped public attention since November 13, 2022, when students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found dead in a blood-soaked off-campus house in Moscow, Idaho. Weeks passed without a suspect, which led to widespread speculation that perhaps the small town’s police department was in over its head. The absence of any solid lead created an information vacuum that the TikTokers were eager to fill as this whodunit case mushroomed into an American obsession.
#CYBERSLEUTHS: THE IDAHO MURDERS follows a dynamic group of amateur TikTok detectives, led by #chroniclesofolivia, in their attempt to separate rumor from fact while examining police statements and hunting for digital clues. These amateur detectives are not restricted to follow police procedures. In the series, they visit the crime scene, speak to victims’ families, and dig up potential witnesses while activating an online community that is brimming with theories and possible suspects. Was the killer a roommate, a jealous ex or a complete stranger? Did he or she act alone, or were there accomplices? As the investigation goes into viral overdrive with fingers pointed in all directions, innocent lives are upended. #CYBERSLEUTHS: THE IDAHO MURDERS ultimately raises the question: Do TikTok sleuths do more harm than good?
#CYBERSLEUTHS: THE IDAHO MURDERS is directed by Lucie Jourdan. Executive Producers are Robert Friedman and Mike Powers for Bungalow, Teresa Sorkin for JBella Media, and Lucie Jourdan and Megan Lawrence. Co-executive producer is Lindsey Savino. For See It Now Studios, Susan Zirinsky and Terence Wrong executive produce, and Aysu Saliba and Cara Tortora are supervising producers.
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About See It Now Studios
See It Now Studios develops and produces original documentaries and docuseries for Paramount+, CBS, the Paramount Global television networks, international providers and third-party platforms. Since launching in September 2021, See It Now Studios has produced such projects as News and Documentary Emmy nominees 11 MINUTES and WATERGATE: HIGH CRIMES IN THE WHITE HOUSE, along with SUPERPOWER co-directed by Sean Penn, the Mandy Patinkin-narrated series INDIVISIBLE: HEALING HATE, and FBI TRUE, NEVER SEEN AGAIN, THE GIFT: KINDNESS GOES VIRAL WITH STEVE HARTMAN, RACE AGAINST TIME: THE CIA AND 9/11, THE 26th STREET GARAGE: THE FBI’S UNTOLD STORY OF 9/11, SECRETS OF THE OLIGARCH WIVES, and GHISLAINE: PARTNER IN CRIME, and interview specials with Halle Berry, Chris Rock and Prince Harry. Susan Zirinsky is the president of See It Now Studios. Follow See It Now Studios on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.
About Bungalow Media + Entertainment
Founded in 2013 by CEO Robert Friedman, Bungalow Media + Entertainment is an Emmy
Award-winning and Grammy-nominated integrated entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes content across all media platforms. Bungalow’s recently produced projects include the documentary feature Little Richard: I Am Everything for CNN Films/Max, and the series Serving the Hamptons also for Max, the four-part mini-series Surviving Jeffrey Epstein for Lifetime, the five-part mini-series The Preppy Murder for AMC/Sundance, The Panama Papers for EPIX, and Roswell: The First Witness for History. Additional credits include Emmy-Award winning GIVE for NBC, Corvette Heroes for the History Channel, The Real SVU for Lifetime, Landmarks Live in Concert for PBS, 36 Hours with the New York Times for Travel Channel, and scripted dramas APB on Fox, Netflix’s Insatiable, and Amazon’s Modern Love. Bungalow has also produced the feature documentaries The Devil Made Me Do It for Discovery+, Spring Broke on Showtime, We the People: The Market Basket Effect, and the Clive Owen feature film, The Confirmation, among others.
Lauren Kleiman: Lauren.Kleiman@showtime.com
Katelyn Johnson: Katelyn.Johnson@paramount.com