Launches April 13, Click Here to Hear a Preview
Follows Dateline’s #1 Podcasts “Mommy Doomsday,” “Motive for Murder,” & “The Thing about Pam”
April 6, 2021 – Dateline NBC correspondent Keith Morrison will host Killer Role, an all-new true-crime Dateline podcast debuting Tuesday, April 13.
The six-episode series features Morrison’s years-long reporting on the story of Wyn Reed,an Oregon actress cast as a killer in a small-budget horror film. When filming wraps, a real-life plot twist reveals Wyn’s real name is Tucker – and she has been charged in the killing of her uncle. Both the filmmakers and the detectives find themselves wondering where performance ends and reality begins.
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The first two episodes of Killer Role, produced by Dateline and NBC News in partnership with Neon Hum, will be available for download and streaming on any podcast platform on April 13, with the following four episodes debuting over the next three weeks.
This marks the fifth original true-crime podcast from Dateline. Morrison previously hosted the #1 podcasts, Mommy Doomsday and The Thing about Pam. In February, NBC greenlit a straight-to-series inspired by the story featured in The Thing About Pam. Two-time Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger will star and executive produce the series, in collaboration with Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Zellweger’s Big Picture Co. Additionally, Dateline’s showcasts, which are broadcasts available as podcast episodes, are consistently in top 10 on Apple Podcasts Top Shows chart.
Killer Role is produced by Dateline and NBC News. At Dateline, Vincent Sturla is the producer, Linda Zhang is the associate producer. Susan Nalle oversees digital programming, Joe Delmonico is the senior producer and Adam Gorfain is the co-executive producer. Liz Cole is the executive producer and David Corvo is the senior executive producer. From Neon Hum, Samantha Allison is the supervising producer, Chrystal Genesis and Alex Schuman are producers. Liz Sanchez and Evan Jacoby are associate producers. Jonathan Hirsch is the executive producer. Mixing and sound design from Scott Sommerville. Theme music by Andrew Eapen.
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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 17 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. Additionally, Dateline closed out 2019-2020 broadcast season as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.