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Find Out Which Killer Aidy Bryant Is Playing In Peacock Show 'Lonely Hearts Club'

Peacock is making a new true-crime series about "Lonely Hearts Killers" Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez.

By Cydney Contreras

Aidy Bryant has found a killer new role.

The "Saturday Night Live" alum is set to star in the Peacock series "Lonely Hearts Club." Bryant will play serial killer Martha Beck, who killed unsuspecting victims with partner Raymond Fernandez. The couple later became known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers," having found their targets through lonely hearts ads placed in newspapers.

The real-life Fernandez and Beck were convicted and executed by electric chair in March 1951, according to the New York Times.

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It's unclear who will play Bryant's onscreen accomplice in the series, which will be executive produced by film director Ari Aster, who is known for his work on horror films like "Hereditary" and "Midsommar." 

Though Aster is known for darker projects, "Lonely Hearts Club" is described as a dramedy and is based on the popular true-crime podcast "Infamous: The ‘Lonely Hearts’ Killers," from Crime Junkie's Ashley Flowers.

This is just the latest project to be made about Beck and Fernandez's twisted love story. Over the years, numerous shows and movies have brought their crime spree to life, with Jared Leto playing Fernandez and Salma Hayek playing Beck in the 2006 film "Lonely Hearts." 

Peacock will also revisit the Satanic Panic of the '80s in the upcoming series "Hysteria!," starring "Pitch Perfect" actress Anna Camp and "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen. Described as a coming-of-age thriller, the show centers on a high school band that finds themselves at the center of controversy.

Martha Beck and Aidy Bryant.

"When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the late 1980s, a struggling high school heavy metal band of outcasts realize they can capitalize on the town’s sudden interest in the occult by building a reputation as a Satanic metal band, until a bizarre series of murders, kidnappings, and reported ‘supernatural activity’ triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads directly back to them,” an official show description reads.

In the true-crime genre, Peacock has released multiple documentaries about high-profile crimes, including the murder of Caylee Anthony, the unsolved murder of Washington D.C. lawyer Robert Wone and the drug-smuggling operation that led to the death of a bear now known as the "Cocaine Bear."

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