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Lifetime Announces New Ripped from the Headlines Movie "How She Caught a Killer" by Sarah Drew!


In keeping with their phenomenal content structure, Lifetime has another heavy hitter on the way!

Lifetime announced the upcoming Ripped from the Headlines movie, How She Caught a Killer from executive producer and star Sarah Drew as part of the network’s overall movie deal. Drew will star as Detective Linda Murphy who goes undercover to solve the cases of kidnapped and murdered sex workers. The movie also stars Eric Keenleyside (Godzilla, Welcome to Marwen) who plays the head detective David Goodman and Jamall Johnson (Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia) who plays FBI agent Neil Carter.


Inspired by a true story, rookie detective Linda Murphy (Sarah Drew) is fresh out of the police academy when she hears her boss, detective David Goodman (Eric Keenleyside) talking about a serial killer in the area who seems to be targeting sex workers. Teaming up with FBI agent Neil Carter (Jamall Johnson), Linda fights to go undercover to help solve the murders and, if all goes accordingly, capture a serial killer. Delilah Hamlin is also set to star as a former sex worker and aspiring nurse who is the killer’s first victim.

How She Caught a Killer is produced for Lifetime by Suspense Productions and Tiny Riot. The film is executive produced by Tim Johnson, Stacy Mandelberg, Jason Egenberg, and Sarah Drew. Robin Hays directs off a script by Yuri Baranovsky and Angela Gulner.


Sarah Drew previously starred in the Lifetime movies Stolen By Their Father: The Lizbeth Meredith Story (2022), Reindeer Games Homecoming (2022) which she also wrote, Twinkle All the Way (2019) and Christmas Pen Pals (2018). Drew is represented by Innovative Artists, Vault Entertainment and Yorn Levine.

How She Caught a Killer will debut Saturday, August 19 at 8p/7c on Lifetime.


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