Three-Part Series Follows Criminology Professor and Former FBI Special Agent Dr. Bryanna Fox, Whose Class Sheds New Light on the Minds of Murderers

‘The Lesson is Murder’ Begins Streaming Thursday, March 23, only on Hulu

ABC News Studios’ newest series, “The Lesson Is Murder,” explores this question: Why did this killer kill? Renowned criminologist and former FBI special agent Dr. Bryanna Fox has devoted her career to this question and is now teaching the next generation of criminologists in her role as a university professor. This three-part series, produced in association with Lone Wolf Media, follows Dr. Fox and her team of graduate students as they study three different murderers and interview them on-camera, directly probing the minds of each killer to develop psychological profiles for each case and uncover shocking new insights into their motives. “The Lesson Is Murder” begins streaming Thursday, March 23, only on Hulu.

“The Lesson Is Murder” offers a look into the minds of some of the most complex murderers, including serial killer Will Davis, a former nurse who was convicted of killing four patients. While his motive has remained a mystery, Davis tells all to Dr. Fox in his first-ever broadcast interview from death row. The team also develops a profile of former public safety officer Robert Fratta, who was convicted of killing his wife in a murder-for-hire plot. Dr. Fox interviews Fratta from death row and explores why the convicted killer maintains his innocence. In addition, Dr. Fox and her team also investigate Ivié DeMolina, who was convicted of leading a series of robberies that left two men dead. Dr. Fox and DeMolina come face-to-face and explore how the self-proclaimed successful businesswoman-turned-sex worker ended up behind bars.

The Lesson is Murder

Hulu // New Series
Psychological criminologist and ex-FBI special agent Dr. Bryanna Fox and her class of graduate students study convicted ...

“The Lesson Is Murder” is produced for Hulu by ABC News Studios in association with Lone Wolf Media. Beth Hoppe is executive producer for ABC News Studios. Lisa Q. Wolfinger, Shawn Cuddy, and Rushmore DeNooyer are executive producers for Lone Wolf Media.


ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News’ trusted reporting, is a premium, narrative non-fiction original production house and commissioning partner of series and specials. ABC News Studios champions untold and authentic stories driving the cultural zeitgeist spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture, and news-adjacent stories.


Lone Wolf Media is an independent television production company with a long-standing reputation for developing and producing award-winning programming across a wide variety of genres. Founded in 1997 by Kirk and Lisa Q. Wolfinger, Lone Wolf Media has grown since then to become a leader in factual entertainment.

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