-- Premiere of Four-Part Docu-Series Earlier this Week Already Reached More than 4.2 Million Unique Viewers --
-- ID Recently Announced Fifth Episode Greenlight for the Series; While Viewers Have Opportunity to Report Information Pertaining to the Case at RichardGlossip.com --
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 21, 2017
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the controversial decision to carry out its first execution in more than a decade in the State of Arkansas last evening, Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today it will encore all four episodes of the series, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP this Sunday, April 23 from 12pm-4pm ET. The real-time docu-series features yet another death row case that has captured the world's attention, presenting controversial and time sensitive new evidence pointing to the innocence of death row inmate Richard Glossip in Oklahoma. Viewers are encouraged to send in any tips to http://www.richardglossip.com. The successful premiere of the docu-series earlier this week on the network averaged a reach of more than 4.2M unique viewers across all four episodes, with strong viewership in the Oklahoma City area.
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Additionally, all four episodes are available now on Investigations Discovery's TV Everywhere app, ID GO, which is available on the following platforms:
As previously announced, and ahead of the premiere earlier this week, ID greenlit a fifth episode of KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP to capture new developments that come to light in the case. The new episode, which will pick up where the series left off, is currently in production and will air later in 2017.
KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, from Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger, follows the story of two men convicted of murder – one on death row, and the other sentenced to life without parole – who give two very different accounts of what led to the slaying of Barry Van Treese on January 7, 1997 at the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City. Richard Glossip, a man with no prior felony convictions, has consistently maintained his innocence, insisting that he had no knowledge that anyone planned to kill Van Treese. Justin Sneed, who admitted to killing the victim and whose fingerprints were found in the room, cut a deal to receive a life sentence instead of risking the death penalty by telling the police that Glossip hired him to do it. As Glossip continues to narrowly avoid execution by the state of Oklahoma, Berlinger's cameras are embedded with his legal team in real-time as they race against the clock to uncover new evidence that proves his innocence.
KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP is produced for Investigation Discovery by RadicalMedia. For RadicalMedia, Joe Berlinger, Dave O'Connor, Jon Kamen and Justin Wilkes are executive producers, Betsy Wagner is the co-executive producer and Kevin Huffman is the supervising story producer. For ID, Lorna Thomas is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
About Joe Berlinger and Third Eye Motion Picture Company
Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® and Peabody-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger has been a leading voice in nonfiction film and television for two decades, with a particular emphasis on the criminal justice system. Berlinger's films include the landmark documentaries Brother's Keeper (PBS), a Sundance audience award winner; the Paradise Lost Trilogy (HBO), which helped lead to the release of the wrongfully-convicted West Memphis Three after 18 years of incarceration; and most recently, Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger, a searing investigation into law enforcement corruption at the highest levels (CNN), Intent to Destroy, a definitive documentary about the Armenian Genocide and the legacy of the Turkish denial, premiering at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Six of Berlinger's documentary features have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, earning three Grand Jury Prize nominations. Berlinger has been a creator on numerous nonfiction television series, including six seasons of the critically-acclaimed Sundance Channel series Iconoclasts; the Emmy®-winning Ten Days That Changed America for The History Channel; the Emmy®-nominated series Oprah's Master Class and The System with Joe Berlinger for Al Jazeera America. Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru premiered on Netflix in July 2016. Berlinger's most recent TV series was Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? for ID, in which he and his team were granted unprecedented access to parole board hearings. Third Eye Motion Picture Company is Joe Berlinger's film and television development company which partners with RadicalMedia on Berlinger's nonfiction productions.
RadicalMedia is an Oscar-, Emmy-, Peabody- and Grammy Award-winning studio, with recent credits that include "MARS" for National Geographic; "Stan Against Evil" for IFC; "Hamilton's America" for PBS' Great Performances; Netflix's "Abstract: The Art of Design," which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival; and "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers," which won the Audience Award: 24 Beats Per Second at SXSW 2017 and was acquired by HBO. RadicalMedia's vast body of work also includes the Oscar-winning documentary "The Fog of War"; Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning "What Happened, Miss Simone?" for Netflix; "Keith Richards: Under the Influence" for Netflix; and Epix's docuseries "America Divided;" as well as numerous Joe Berlinger directed projects, including the Oscar-and Emmy-nominated "Paradise Lost: Purgatory" for HBO; "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster"; "Under African Skies" for A&E; "Whitey: The US vs. James J. Bulger" for CNN, and two of his world premiering documentary features coming up at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival: "Intent to Destroy" (director/producer/co-writer) and "From the Ashes" (EP), which will have its worldwide TV debut on National Geographic on June 25, 2017. See more at RadicalMedia.com and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories," the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
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