‘Black And Missing’: New HBO Docuseries To Focus On Black Missing Persons Cases
Black And Missing is an upcoming HBO Docuseries that will focus on Black missing persons cases, HBO announced today.
Emmy Award winners Geeta Gandbhir and Soledad O’Brien will lead as executive producers of the project as the docuseries will feature interviews from experts in the field including law officers and historians as well as intimate conversations with families and loved ones of the missing women. The series will also highlight activists’ and volunteers’ efforts in these kinds of cases.
Black And Missing will premiere on HBO with two back-to-back episodes on Nov. 23 followed by the release of the remaining pair of episodes on Nov. 24. All episodes will be available to stream after airing on HBO Max.
Check out the descriptions of the episodes from HBO:
Life Of Crime: 1984-2020 (Nov. 30), an intimate verité documentary—directed by Jon Alpert—that spans 36 years in the lives of three friends from Newark and captures the highs and lows of the vicious cycles of drug addiction, and street crime in one of the roughest parts of New Jersey.
The Slow Hustle (Dec. 7), directed by Sonja Sohn, shares an inside look at one of the country’s most corrupt police departments in Baltimore, MD, through the story of a respected, veteran police officer’s mysterious death and the efforts of local journalists, family members, and activists to find answers.
The Murders at Starved Rock (Dec. 14 &15)—a three-part documentary series—directed by Jody McVeigh-Schultz— exploring the 1960 brutal murders of three women in Starved Rock State Park in, LaSalle County, Illinois, and the decades of questions and doubts that have haunted the son of the prosecutor in the case, as the man found guilty seeks to clear his name after sixty years in prison.