This winter will mark the 20th anniversary since the death of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey, a heartbreaking murder that shocked the country and to this day remains unsolved. Ongoing fascination with this case, the timing of the anniversary and the popularity of true crime properties like Serial and Making a Murderer has created somewhat of a perfect storm, and now there’s a slew of upcoming specials on the case. Four separate specials will air in a matter of weeks of each other, and if you’re not able to watch them all, here’s a rundown of what each will entail to help you make your viewing decision.
1. The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, CBS. With the trailer that took everyone’s breath away, CBS’s miniseries will feature key players from the original case. Each of the three episodes will be two hours long, and based on the the replica of the Ramsey house that investigators build in this trailer, this one’s going to be compelling. This one is looking like the frontrunner of the four, and will premiere September 18.
2. JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery, Investigation Discovery. According to Deadline, this three-part series will include interviews with a Boulder Police Sergeant who was in the house the day JonBenét’s body was found, as well as other investigators, journalists and more. This one premieres on September 12. (Photo via Michael Smith/Getty)
3. Who Killed JonBenét?, Lifetime. This one veers away from the others in that it is a scripted movie starring Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers), Michel Gill (Mr. Robot) and Julia Campbell (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion). It says it will focus on overlooked information around the date: Christmas Day 1996, which was when JonBenét was found dead. The air date is TBA, but it will be out in the fall. (Photo via Barry Williams/Getty)
4. The Killing of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered, A&E. This one is a two-hour documentary that will feature the first sit-down interview with JonBenét’s father, John, an interview with JonBenet’s brother Burke from 1998, and other never-before-seen details. It also promises the unveiling of “exclusive and shocking” DNA evidence. It will air on September 5. (Photo via Barry Williams/Getty)
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