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New Oxygen Show 'Black Widow Murders' Is All About Diabolical Women Who Kill — See Trailer

"Black Widow Murders" tells stories of women who no one would suspect to be so devious, often leaving death in their wake — all in the pursuit of wealth, lust, or power.

By Oxygen Staff

The reality is that most homicides are committed by men. But that doesn't mean there aren't horrifying tales of crimes committed by women. Oxygen's new series "Black Widow Murders" explores fascinating stories of diabolical women with cruel intentions.

How to Watch

Catch up on Black Widow Murders on Peacock or the Oxygen App.

The show tells stories of women who no one would suspect to be so devious, often leaving death in their wake — all in the pursuit of wealth, lust, or power. “Black Widow Murders” premieres Sunday, September 25 at 7/6c on Oxygen.   

Throughout the season, episodes unveil unique stories of women who turn society’s assumptions about the “fairer sex” upside down, spinning webs of deceit to capture their unsuspecting victims. Whether it’s a career con artist, a serial divorcée, or homemaker leading a secret double life, the women sometimes take control in the most violent way imaginable. They don’t stop until investigators finally bring them to justice. 

 The new series premieres with the episode “Melissa Friedrich.” In the episode, a sweet and charming Canadian woman finds love on the internet and leaves an international trail of lovers falling victim to mysterious illnesses in her wake.

 “Black Widow Murders” is produced by Catalina Content and Lark Productions.  Jeff Collins and Deborah Allen serve as Executive Producers and Madeline Griffey as Co-Executive Producer for Catalina Content, and Erin Haskett as Executive Producer for Lark Productions. 


Catalina Content is the latest addition to Sky Studios’ unscripted portfolio, which includes Jupiter Entertainment (Snapped; ID Murder Mystery), Love Productions (The Great American Baking Show), and factual and scripted producer Talos Films. Catalina Content is focused on creating character-driven and female-skewing programming, as well as entertainment formats for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. Since its launch in January 2020, Catalina Content has delivered 100+ hours of programming, including four premium true crime titles under Oxygen’s Notorious banner, a true crime series for Peacock, The Mighty Underdogs for Discovery+, as well as several development deals across both cable and streaming networks.


Established in 2010, Lark Productions is an award-winning television production company with a proven track record of producing exceptional programming in Canada for the global marketplace. Lark develops both scripted and unscripted content, often in collaboration with Universal International Studios, a division of the Universal Studio Group, through a first-look distribution deal. Lark is a vertically integrated production company with in-house scripted, unscripted and podcast development, business affairs, finance and post-production departments. 

Lark’s scripted and unscripted series, which have sold in over 180 territories, include premium primetime network drama series Motive (CTV, ABC, USA Network), Family Law (Global, CW) and Fortunate Son (CBC)As well as notable unscripted formats such as Farming for Love (based on Fremantle’s Farmer Wants a Wife), The Real Housewives of Toronto and The Real Housewives of Vancouver (Slice), Crash Gallery (CBC), Paramedics: Life on the Line (Knowledge), and Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH (Knowledge)E.