Murdaugh True-Crime Saga Getting Scripted Treatment at Lionsgate TV (Exclusive)

‘Home Before Dark’ producer Sharlene Martin will shepherd the project based on an upcoming book by journalist Matthew Lysiak.

One of the twistiest true-crime stories of recent years will be developed as a scripted drama series at Lionsgate TV.

The studio has optioned rights to a book proposal by journalist and author Matthew Lysiak about a the Murdaugh family South Carolina. Alex Murdaugh, an attorney from a prominent family in the state’s legal circles, was arrested on charges of insurance fraud in September after allegedly paying for a former client to kill him so Murdaugh’s son Buster could collect on a life insurance policy. Murdaugh survived the alleged hit attempt, however.

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