The double murder trial of Richard “Alex” Murdaugh concluded in Walterboro, South Carolina, with Murdaugh found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul.
A host of media outlets and streaming services have documentaries and specials about the investigations and lead-up to the trial along with post-trial analysis.
Netflix on Wednesday, Feb. 22 released its three-part docuseries, “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.”
The project, directed by Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst, the team behind Amazon’s “LuLaRich” and Netflix’s “The Pharmacist,” centers on the scandals and criminal allegations surrounding the disbarred attorney and the fall of his disgraced family dynasty.
“For over a century, the Murdaughs were law and order here in the 14th Circuit,” Gannett/USA TODAY Network journalist Michael DeWitt Jr., who has covered the story for years, says in the trailer.
Here’s what to know ahead of your “Murdaugh Murders” binge, along with where and how to watch Murdaugh saga specials from HBO, CNN and more.
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What does ‘Murdaugh Murders’ cover?
While other true-crime documentaries have explored the Murdaugh saga, Netflix‘s series explores the fatal February 2019 boat crash involving Murdaugh’s younger son, Paul; the unsolved 2015 homicide of Hampton County teen Stephen Smith that has been linked to the Murdaugh family by state police; and the June 2021 murders of Paul and his mother, Maggiefor which Alex Murdaugh was charged, along with more than 100 other crimes.
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 were found brutally murdered two years after the crash, a century of corruption, power, and cover-ups was brought to light.
What the docuseries says about Maggie and Paul’s murders:
The deaths of Richard Murdaugh’s wife, Maggie, and their son, Paul, are addressed in the docuseries’ second episode, “Murders at Moselle.” Alex Murdaugh told investigators he woke up from a nap at home at 7:31 pm on June 7, 2021 and didn’t see either of his family members. He then texted his wife and son that he was going to visit his ailing parents.
ABC 20/20: The Murdaugh Family Members
The ABC 20/20 special features “Breaking coverage and exclusive analysis after a jury found former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son.”
The special is one hour and twenty minutes long and can be streamed on abc.com and ABC apps.
Dateline NBC: The Trial of Alex Murdaugh
Hosted by Wofford graduate Craig Melvin, Dateline NBC will air a two-hour special Friday night, March 3, The Trial of Alex Murdaugh.
The special can be streamed on demand at nbc.com and on NBC apps.
Alex Murdaugh special on HBO Max: ‘Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty’
The HBO Max three-part series, “Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty,” explores “the legacy of the Murdaugh family, whose decades of powerful influence over the legal system in the South Carolina Lowcountry unravel amid accusations of fraud, deception and murder. “
CNN Special Report ‘The Murdaugh Murders: A Twisted Tale of Power and Money’
A CNN Special Report aired Oct. 23, 2022.
This special, “The Murdaugh Murders: A Twisted Tale of Power and Money,” has three roundtable discussions with journalists, attorneys and alleged victims of the Murdaughs.
It’s available on CNN.com and CNN apps.
NBC News special: Alex Murdaugh: Death, Deception, Power
An NBC News special first aired Dec. 15, 2021.
The three-part special, totaling one hour and 28 minutes, is available on NBC.com and NBC apps.
Recommended podcasts about the Alex Murdaugh crime saga
Murdaugh Murders Podcast
My Favorite Murder – My Favorite Murdaugh
True Crime Garage – The Murdaugh Murders
True Crime Today – The Trial of Alex Murdaugh
The Murdaugh Family Murders: Impact of Influence
Pretty Lies & Alibis – Alex Murdaugh Trial
Hidden: A True Crime Podcast – Uncovering the Murdaugh’s Murders: Power and Multigenerational Shame
Cup of Justice Podcast
Michael DeWitt’s upcoming books on the Murdaugh family
Hampton County Guardian Editor Michael DeWitt has two books coming out soon.
“Wicked Hampton County” will be released May 29. Pre-order here.
Also, DeWitt will release “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh,” June 2023.
This article originally appeared on Greenville News: After you binge Netflix Alex Murdaugh series, specials from HBO, CNN