Female murderers are often times more horrifying and intriguing than their male counterparts. Their worlds are often defined by obsession, greed, and revenge.
Deadly Women fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history's most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions. The program will span four centuries and seven countries to explore the makings of these deadly women.
Candice DeLong, a former FBI agent and profiler, and Dr. Janis Amatuzio, a forensic pathologist will also join the program to give a deeper insight into the crimes and the women who commit them.
A mom locks up her daughter like she's a prisoner-of-war; a helpful neighbor quietly kills her community; lesbian lovers bash and burn a complete stranger.
A businesswoman targets a lottery winner; a young bride sends her husband overboard.
Some women are just cold-hearted and attack "Without Pity". A mother who wants another baby is prepared to steal from the womb; a grandmother's outward devotion masks his sadistic nature; and an unhappy divorcee takes revenge on her own flesh and blood.
Teens who are willing to kill to get what they want, including one who makes herself an orphan and another who murders her grandmother to be with a boy.
An Englishwoman fights with her boyfriend; game players lure a man into a deadly trap.
A mother in Missouri uses her children for money; a Texas mom becomes delusional; an Australian mother drowns her son.
A prostitute kills her second, third and fifth husbands; a woman murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; a woman poisons her husband with antifreeze to collect his life insurance policy.
Deadly young women stray and enter a dangerous world.
Ladies that believe social status gives them a license to kill; they assume they are entitled to do it.
For some women evil lurks from the beginning and there is no stopping it.
For some women, cruelty comes from deep within.
Women that seek vengeance if anyone tries to block their path to true love.
A teacher seeking financial gain; a daughter plotting murder; a lonely heart and damaged mind. These women truly believe romance is dead.
Women willing to sacrifice the innocent. Betrayal; jealousy; coping with children.
Sometimes, a woman has a killer instinct when she meets her other half. These wicked women exert control over their partners to become the master puppeteer of a murderous plot. Acting as two on behalf of one, these Deadly Women are 'Double Trouble'.
Women that convince their closest relatives to become party to murder.
A mother sacrifices her son; a teen rebels; a bookkeeper steals her way to murder.
A scorned lover weaves a web of lies; a Goth teenager orders a reign of terror; a gold-digger buries secrets.
A California woman commits a deadly sin rather than live with an immoral husband; a housewife drives two women to join a murderous poison ring.