Oxygen, the home for high-quality true-crime programming, debuts new original series “Final Moments” on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.
Produced by Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment and ITV America’s Good Caper Content, the series delves into heart-wrenching crimes by taking a chilling look at victims’ last moments alive.
“Final Moments’ dives deep into heartbreaking crimes through the lens of real footage, pictures and the social media of our victims, giving viewers direct insight into their last moments alive,” said, Stephanie Steele, SVP of Unscripted Current Production, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “The series provides authentic investigative access that our viewers will love, in addition to a deeper emotional connection to our victims via the unforgettable final moments of their lives.”
Each hourlong episode tracks a different investigation in which law enforcement’s efforts to solve a case hinge on dissecting the victim’s final moments, using their last interactions with family and friends, surveillance footage, text messages and social media posts to build a timeline.
The series premiere follows the days leading up to 56-year-old Charles Butler’s disappearance, as he joyfully records himself walking around NYC and sends videos of his whereabouts to his children. Butler mysteriously vanishes following a night on the town with his new girlfriend. When his children receive confusing texts, they immediately know something is wrong. Police canvas the city looking for any signs of Butler, and what they find of his last moments is shocking.
In the second episode at 8:00 pm, one hot summer day, 17-year-old social media star Alexis Murphy vanishes. Investigators discover that moments after she posted her final tweet, she was captured on surveillance footage at a local gas station. Will her tweets and the newfound footage lead them to Alexis?
Season Trailer: https://www.oxygen.com/final-moments/crime-news/oxygen-new-series-final-moments-trailer-details
Other cases covered in the 8-episode season include:
THINGS YOU CAN’T UNSEE: When soon-to-be college Freshman Heather Maples is discovered murdered in her own bed, investigators discover a remarkable clue preserved at the scene. Will clues in Heather’s active social life help detectives unravel her Final Moments?
A FATAL SHOPPING TRIP: 18-year-old Kelsey Smith goes shopping for a present for her boyfriend, but when she never returns home, her family starts to worry. Surveillance from the store reveals a mysterious figure tracking her movements. Is he connected to her disappearance?
MURDER AT THE CREEK: After asking to drop off a book off at a friend’s house, 15-year-old Danielle Locklear never returns home. A cryptic clue leads investigators to a teen hangout spot, a secluded creek. Is this location the key to unraveling Danielle’s Final Moments?
A CONVENIENT CRIME: While 24-year-old Willard Grandstaff toils away at his convenience store job, he dreams of what the future holds. But, on September 27, 2004, his standard overnight shift becomes his last. Who killed Willard Grandstaff?
SHE NEVER SHOWED: In 2013, college sophomore Alyssiah Wiley is spotted on surveillance footage leaving Eastern Connecticut University campus… then she disappears. Authorities follow a digital trail of clues – to unravel her Final Moments and find her.
THE STREETS ARE TALKING: 24-year-old Lamont Adair has just earned the shot to play professional basketball in China. But when he’s gunned down in broad daylight, the community goes silent. What secrets will investigators find in Lamont’s Final Moments?
“Final Moments” is produced by Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment and ITV America’s Good Caper Content with Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Kathryn Vaughan, Jordana Hochman and Tim McConville serving as executive producers.
Oxygen is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Wolf Entertainment
Wolf Entertainment, headed by multiple Emmy winning television producer Dick Wolf, produces content for all platforms. The company, in conjunction with Universal Television, produces NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” which in its 23rd season is the longest-running primetime scripted series on television; “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (S2); the original “Law & Order” returning for its 21st season in February 2022; “Chicago Fire,” (S10); “Chicago PD” (S9); “Chicago Med” (S7); CBS’ “FBI”(S4), ”FBI Most Wanted (S3) and the new “FBI: International.” Wolf’s first streaming series “On Call” for IMDb TV is slated for the new year. Wolf’s non-fiction series in addition to “Nightwatch” include “Cold Justice,” “Criminal Confessions” and “Murder for Hire.” NBC has also ordered “LA Fire and Rescue.” Wolf’s first podcast “Hunted” premiered in November 2019. The company also produced the Oscar-winning documentary “Twin Towers” and the Grammy-winning documentary about the Doors “When You’re Strange” as well as the Emmy-winning HBO film “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee.” Wolf is also creator and executive producer of the Emmy-winning drama series “Law & Order” which ran for 20 seasons on NBC and will be returning for Season 21 in 2022, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” which ran for 11 seasons on NBC and USA Network, among other network series.
About Good Caper Content
Good Caper Content, an ITV America company, develops and produces an array of projects for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, and is devoted entirely to crime and investigative programming. In addition to Oxygen’s Final Moments, recent and current Good Caper series and specials include New York Homicide (Oxygen); BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer and the upcoming Exposing Parchman (A&E); Fruitcake Fraud (discovery+); True Life: Crime (MTV) and Taken at Birth (TLC). Good Caper also has projects in development with networks and platforms including CBS, Netflix and ID, among others.
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