Love TV About Murder And Mystery? Here's What To Watch On Peacock

Crazy financial cons, bizarre unsolved mysteries, and fights for legal justice await you on NBCUniversal's new streaming platform, Peacock.

What To Watch Peacock True Crime

If you're a true crime fan, you likely hit the couch the moment a new true crime doc hits your favorite streaming service. But when you've finished watching every sports scandal series, Fyre Festival doc, and every murder investigation show on Netflix, Hulu, and Prime, what do you do next?

Well, we have good news for you: Peacock, the new streaming service from NBCUniversal, launches nationwide today. Besides offering a variety of beloved comedies like “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation, monster movie hits like “Jurassic Park,” and exciting new originals like “Brave New World,” Peacock offers a wide-ranging assortment of true crime TV shows. From episodes of Oxygen cult classic "Snapped" to shows about the craziest financial cons ever to series about unsolved mysteries that will keep you up all night watching, Peacock has you covered.

You can subscribe to Peacock at PeacockTV.com or download the app on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Xbox One, Vizio SmartCast TVs, and LG Smart TV — and next week on PlayStation 4. There's a free option that allows access to much of Peacock's expansive catalog, a $4.99-a-month option that gives you access to the entire library, and a $9.99-a-month option that lets you watch the entire library minus advertising.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to PeacockTV.com to start binging the true crime hits below.

Destined to be one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was a sports phenom adored by millions of fans before he was indicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd.  

This two-part Oxygen special goes beyond the headlines and investigates what led to Hernandez’s downfall with exclusive interviews with Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron's fiancée and the mother of his only child, lead defense attorney Jose Baez, friends, former teammates, detectives, and the journalists who covered his story extensively. 

"American Greed"

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A con woman who scammed athletes like Dennis Rodman out of millions. A fake German heiress who tricked businesses and friends alike into aiding her lavish lifestyle. A wannabe rapper willing to kill to hide his crooked credit card scam. These stories and other shocking true tales of money schemes await on "American Greed."

As this Oxygen series points out, sometimes the most disturbing secrets are buried right in our own backyards.  

While most people enjoy their yards as safe havens, others are far less fortunate when they come face-to-face with horrific discoveries lurking beneath their well-trimmed hedges and manicured lawns. The discovery of remains, however, is only the beginning, and each episode dives into the law enforcement investigations that unravel the mysteries surrounding the victims’ identities and their causes of death. 

This two-part Oxygen-produced docuseries dives deep into the mind of serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, the man responsible for killing 17 young men between 1978 to 1991. It features fresh interviews from pivotal figures in both his life and the investigation into his horrific crimes — including family members and survivors.

Dive into Dahmer’s psyche by watching included interviews between the serial killer and journalist Nancy Glass, who was granted exclusive access to him. She became one of his closest confidantes, and through her, Dahmer gave insight into his drive to kill.

"Dateline" is simply required watching for any true crime TV show fans. It's one of the main staples of the genre — it's been airing since 1992 on NBC. The "Dateline" team, currently anchored by Lester Holt, investigates mysteries, breathes life into cold cases, and tells shocking, need-to-know stories.

Each episode of this six-episode series dives into sick tales of people fighting against power-hungry individuals, all of whom took advantage of their status to commit heinous and deadly acts of crime.

One episode takes on a girl growing up in a polygamist community whose leader is forcing her into a marriage of incest. Another features a female airman who enters the Air Force to do right by America, but finds corruption lurking in her own barracks. In yet another, a new sheriff attempts to reform a corrupt law enforcement system from the inside, but instead his dignity results in deadly consequences.

The true stories, told through new interviews and reenactments, are diverse in nature but the theme remains the same: Corrupt people of power are the epicenter of despair.

The desire to belong is human nature, but dying to belong is taking it up a notch. This six-part series delves into six real cases where the need to belong — in addition to greed and the desire for status — turned deadly.

The first episode dives into Pamela Anne Phillips, a one-time model and socialite who orchestrated her high-powered real estate developer husband Gary Triano’s 1996 murder. Another takes on the Byron Looper case, in which Looper, a politician, actually murdered his opponent, Fred Thomas Burks, in 1998 so he could get a seat in the state senate.

“Dying to Belong” truly shows the perils of wanting to belong at any cost. 

"Final Appeal"

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For the defendants featured in this four-part series, they are making their final appeal for freedom. “Final Appeal” takes on four criminal cases in which the defendant claims to be wrongfully convicted. 

They are not alone in their fight. Brian Banks, who was wrongfully convicted before his exoneration, and former prosecutor Loni Coombs investigate their cases to see if they should be exonerated. We won’t give away too many spoilers, but will say that at least one of the cases  — that of Dontae Sharpe —  resulted in a happy ending.

How do we know that a person was pushed to their death instead of accidentally falling? How do we capture criminals who seemingly leave no trace behind? "Forensic Files" shows how forensic science uses things like DNA, fingerprints, and seemingly insignificant clues to solve brutal mysteries, determine accident or murder, and more. Plus, there are 14 seasons available on Peacock — enough to keep you spellbound for months.

The holiday season is usually thought to be the most wonderful time of the year, as many of us are surrounded by loved ones. As joyous as the season may be, however, it is not exempt from chilling crimes.

This Oxygen series brings you cases of deadly Santas and bloody New Year's holidays, unwrapping gut-wrenching stories about the horrors that some families face during the season of cheer.

With host and executive producer Ice-T, this Oxygen series explores mind-blowing true stories involving sex, money, and obsession — or a fatal cocktail of all three.  

Each episode dives deep into a case with in-depth interviews and archival footage, which highlight intriguing mysteries packed with expert detective work, unpredictable twists, and jaw-dropping discoveries. 

When some of the most basic human desires cloud our judgment, they can bring dangerous consequences, and “In Ice Cold Blood” shows how unhinged passion can motivate someone to kill. 

A fan-favorite spin-off from “Snapped,” this Oxygen series investigates some of the most heinous murders committed by couples who were driven by love, jealousy, or greed. “Killer Couples” recreates the chilling cases with first-hand accounts from friends, family, and law enforcement, and details how once-promising partners evolved into murderous duos.  

From infamous cases like Nicholas Godejohn and Gypsy Rose Blanchard to small-town slayers including teenage torturers, the series explores how true love can turn deadly. 

"Killerpost"

Are Social Media Broadcast Crimes Part Of The Future?

Social media is often considered a marvel of the modern age, connecting people who thought they’d never meet. In "Killerpost," the sometimes fatal consequences of these platforms are shown in frightening detail — from bizarre double lives lived online to stories of internet dating gone horribly, horribly wrong. With startling reenactments and gripping interviews, this series may have viewers rethinking that next tweet. 

Most crime shows follow a tried-and-true format where you know exactly who the victim is right away. Not so on "Killision Course." Instead, the show reenacts a true crime that involves a victim, perpetrator, and accomplice. But who-is-who isn't revealed until the end — and the conclusion of each story will leave your head spinning.

Lock Up

For 16 seasons, "Lockup" was a staple of MSNBC’s broadcasts — offering audiences a taste of life behind bars and an honest look at a prison’s day-to-day operation. The series even helped viewers look at the prison systems of countries like China and Russia. Although the show ended after a 16-year run on MSNBC with hundreds of episodes to its name, a collection of 26 episodes from the docuseries are back on Peacock to stream for free.

"Murder For Hire"

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“Murder for Hire” takes a shocking look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most chilling murder-for-hire cases ever caught on tape. From devious spouses to jealous relatives, the Oxygen series explores those who attempt to destroy the lives of the people closest to them. 

With rare, never-before-seen footage, executive producer Dick Wolf weaves together narratives of how seemingly good relationships go wrong and includes emotionally charged interviews with the intended victims.  

With 27 seasons and almost 500 episodes, "Snapped" has covered some of the most shocking and chilling true crime cases in history. 

Whether it's killers like Dennis Rader, the BTK serial killer who murdered 10 people over 17 years while taunting police, or Tracie Miles, who plotted the murder of her own mother, the long-running series has covered investigations all over the U.S.  

This Oxygen series includes unprecedented interviews with family members, friends, investigators, and prosecutors who helped bring the killer to justice.   

Snapped She Made Me Do It

This spinoff of Oxygen’s signature series “Snapped” focuses on the female masterminds behind unthinkable crimes of passion and premeditation. The show looks at the cases from all sides, with police, investigators, and victims giving accounts — as well as the women themselves, who have their own motivations — weaving a complex tale through re-enactments and visual effects that leaves it up to the audience to decide what really happened.

The first season of the two-season series is available to stream now for free.

"The Case Of: Caylee Anthony"

This Oxygen docuseries looks into the infamous death of Caylee Anthony and the investigation that led authorities to believe the baby girl was killed by her mother: Casey Anthony.

The murder trial became a spectacle — with a stunning not guilty verdict for Casey, outraging people across the nation. Now, viewers can take a deep dive into the sordid history of the case in this one-season docuseries, with experts and witnesses all trying to answer the question: Why did Caylee die? 

In July 2015, 35-year-old mother of five Crystal Rogers vanished from her home in Bardstown, Kentucky. Two days after her disappearance, her car was found along the Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire, with her keys, purse, and cellphone inside the vehicle. 

Despite a massive multi-year search effort, a sign campaign straight out of the movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and a $100,000 reward offered for information about the case, Rogers remains missing to this day. 

Oxygen’s five-part series investigates Rogers’ disappearance and a handful of other mysterious, unsolved murders in Bardstown that continue to plague investigators.  

“The Disappearance of Maura Murray” 

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This six-part docu-series examines the baffling case of Maura Murray, a 21-year-old nursing student who vanished mysteriously in 2004 after crashing her car into a tree along a New Hampshire road. Since then, online sleuths have been determined to uncover the truth of what happened to her. Some of these sleuths, along with investigators and members of Murray’s family, connect for this docuseries to share resources and theories.

Through witness accounts, scene visitation and DNA testing, the investigative team attempts to find Murray.

“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” 

On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba, and her case exploded into an international media frenzy. To this day, Natalee has not been found, but her father, Dave Holloway, has never stopped searching for answers. 

In Oxygen’s “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” viewers follow Dave and the family’s longtime private investigator, T.J. Ward, in the latest chapter of the decade-long pursuit to uncover what really happened to Natalee. 

From the highly publicized trial of O.J. Simpson to the ongoing court proceedings against millionaire heir Robert Durst, viewers of these media spectacles may wonder, “What was the jury thinking?’” With Oxygen’s “The Jury Speaks,” audiences can get an appraisal of these high-profile cases from the jurors who handed down verdicts that remain contentious to this day.

Statistically, the first three days after a kidnapping are crucial to finding the victim alive. In this show, authorities and loved ones alike take us through the chilling kidnapping stories they experienced — and what happened in those key 72 hours as the hunt for the victim went on.

If you were born before the 2000s, you can probably hear the ominous theme song right now. "Unsolved Mysteries" is one of the most famous true crime shows of all time, highlighting mysterious and bizarre cases that still don't have an answer. "Unsolved Mysteries" highlighted cases that still have questions, such as people who vanish out of thin air, murders with no explanation, and possible paranormal activity, and then urged viewers to send in information they had that could help.

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