“Who Killed Robert Wone?” is the latest thriller series to air on Peacock TV. The miniseries is based on the real-life murder of Robert Wone, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances. The chief suspects were his best friends; this led to a complex and bizarre prosecution that still hasn’t come to a conclusion. “Who Killed Robert Wone?” aims to present a closer look at the confusing incident through interviews with friends and the people who handled the case. Robert Wone’s case is one of intriguing and misleading evidence, which makes it right up any mystery lover’s alley. If you are a fan of the show and are looking for similar shows like it, then check out these series that we believe are similar to “Who Killed Robert Wone?”.
Who Killed Sara? (2021-2022)
Also having a similar title, this Mexican thriller series follows convict Alex Guzman (Manolo Cardona) on a path of vengeance after an 18-year imprisonment when he was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his sister (Ximena Lamadrid). The show ran for three seasons and was well-received by the critics, who praised it for its revenge-filled plot and a great lead character played charismatically by Cardona while also having a fair amount of good action sequences and good old family drama. “Who Killed Sara?” pits our protagonist against his former friends (with an evil and menacing father played by Cesar Lazcano), which results in some extreme emotions, be it guilt or rage.
Dirty John (2018-2020)
This true crime anthology series, based on the podcast of the same name, is about marriages gone wrong. The show ran for two seasons, with the first season focusing on the story of Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and John Meehan (Eric Bana) and how their initial romance slowly turned into a toxic relationship filled with lies and deception. The second season tells the tale of Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet) and her husband, Dan Broderick (Christian Slater), and how a seemingly perfect marriage turned into a lethal one. While “Dirty John” doesn’t bring anything remarkably new to the table and has a formulaic approach to its storytelling, some great performances, especially from Connie Britton and Amanda Peet, make it a worthy watch.
“Waco” is an American miniseries that tells the tale of one of the most infamous standoffs in recent American history. The show follows a religious faction known as the Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch), and the terrible massacre that ensues when the FBI, along with the ATF, conduct a raid on Koresh’s compound in Waco, Texas. The resulting standoff lasted for 51 days and culminated in a shoot-off, leading to a death toll of 50 or more. Created by Drew and John Erick Dowdle and featuring an ensemble cast that includes Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Sparks, Rory Culkin, Shea Wigham, and Melissa Benoist, among many others, “Waco” spends a portion of its significant runtime on David Koresh and his followers, showing that they are more than just cultists or religious fanatics. It even paints Koresh on a sympathetic note, which didn’t sit well with some. The show is also praised for some stellar performances, especially from Michael Shannon, Shea Wigham, and Taylor Kitsch.
Murder On Middle Beach (2020)
This four-part miniseries follows first-time filmmaker Madison Hamburg as he investigates his mother’s unsolved murder that happened back in 2010. A deeply sad story about loss, grief, and broken family ties, this docu-series brings a different perspective to the crime genre. The focus here is on Madison’s mom, Barbara, and her life before her eventual murder. At the end of the show, we see that Barbara’s death is still unsolved, which may be disappointing for some audiences, but the director Madison mentions in an interview that “It wasn’t a story about a murder; it’s a story about identity and my mom, and that’s a really hard sell.”
When teenager Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) was charged with allegedly lying about being raped, Detectives Grace Rasmussen (Toni Collette) and Karen Duvall (Merritt Wever) took it upon themselves to get to the bottom of a series of rapes that occurred in Washington State and Colorado between 2008 and 2011. The true crime miniseries is based on the 2015 article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” and the 2018 book “A False Report,” both of which are written by T. Christian Miller and Kevin Armstrong. A chilling story of injustice, the show focuses on the failure of the justice system, especially for sexually assaulted women, and highlights the general indifference of our society when it comes to rape victims. The show is elevated by some stunning performances, especially from Kaitlyn Dever and her incredibly nuanced and grief-stricken performance, along with great performances from both Toni Collette and Merritt Wever.
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal (2023)
“Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” follows up on its predecessor, “Murdaugh Murders: A Deadly Dynasty,” and is a documentary focusing on the real-life murders connected to the prominent Murdaugh family. Alex Murdaugh, a successful lawyer in the Murdaugh family, is on trial for the murder of his wife and son, along with other charges of fraud and embezzlement. The three-part docu-series dives deep into a slew of other murders and assaults closely related to the Murdaugh family with the help of interviews from friends, neighbours, and colleagues, along with recordings of several 911 calls and police reports. The show features a daunting story, one that is hard to believe and that, upon closer look, seems to have a lot of secrets still left to uncover.
Unsolved Mysteries (2020–)
Originally started back in 1987, the show changed studios multiple times while also being rebooted on a couple of occasions. The latest version has hour-long episodes about each incident, but the basic formula remains the same and features various unsolved mystery cases and seemingly supernatural phenomena. The show uses interviews with spectators and witnesses along with recordings of 911 calls to present us with the shards of evidence of their alleged incident while smartly refraining from making any supernatural claims themselves, which gives the showrunners an aura of journalistic credibility here, something its predecessors sorely lacked. “Unsolved Mysteries” is a much-needed reminder that even though we are technologically quite developed still then there are certain mysteries that are beyond our capabilities.
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