Hilarie Burton Morgan Returns For New Season of “True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here”

Hilarie Burton Morgan Returns For New Season of "True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here"

Advocate, justice seeker, and actress Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead) hosts the powerful and moving documentary series True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here returning to SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now with an all-new season on Thursday, April 18 at 10pm ET/PT. The series puts a spotlight on cases from small towns across America, exploring how the crime affects the community as well as how the unique dynamics of the small town affect the investigation.

In the six-episode season, Hilarie Burton Morgan travels to Missouri, North Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Maine, and in each episode, meets with family members and local insiders as she explores the twists and turns of each case and uncovers the unique challenges of small-town justice. Burton Morgan lends empathy and advocacy to small-town American crime stories to explore how major crimes impact these tight-knit communities and sheds light on previously adjudicated cases where doubt about the existing verdict lingers. The series’ first season provided crucial awareness to overlooked cases that helped secure freedom for Devonia Inman, who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. Producers encourage those aware of any cases that were overlooked in small towns to submit their stories to ichhstories@gmail.com.

Said Burton Morgan: “Fighting injustice in our country is a long and arduous process, and unfortunately the resources to do so are oftentimes out of reach for our most vulnerable communities. As we head into this new season of It Couldn’t Happen Here, we are seeing growing momentum in the progress of our past cases – forensic testing, new hearings, wrongful imprisonment compensation, new witnesses coming forward – and it only solidifies our team’s desire to tell these stories with empathy and urgency.”

True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here, a SundanceTV Original Series, is executive produced by Robert Friedman, Hilarie Burton Morgan, Dan Flaherty, who also serves as director, Mike Powers, Liz DeCesare, Po Kutchins, Liz Yale Marsh and Meg Mortimer.


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