Oxygen will premiere a new eight-episode series “Killer Motive,” from the producers of NBC’s Dateline, and hosted by two award-winning journalists, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk and Emmy Award winner Troy Roberts on Sunday, August 25 at 7pm ET/PT. Each hour-long episode will uncover dark and twisted motives, from vengeance to jealousy to greed that led to gruesome killings.
Gosk and Roberts will each host four episodes, in which they’ll focus on the reasons why a particular killing occurred and explore how investigators uncovered the motive in order to crack the case. From a staged suicide to a family massacre, Gosk and Roberts strive to understand each crime’s motive and to shed light on what drove the killers. They conduct on-the-ground inquiries, returning to the crime scenes and sitting down with victims’ friends and family, law enforcement, attorneys, psychologists, and even the killers themselves– to uncover the story of how justice was sought and ultimately attained. At the core of their investigative reporting is the pursuit of a deeper understanding of the relationships behind the horrific killings and of the psychology of the people who committed them.
“Killer Motive” is produced by NBC News’ award-winning production arm Peacock Productions with Paul Ryan serving as Executive Producer and Alexa Danner as Co-Executive Producer.