Viceland’s The Devil You Know will be premiering on August 27, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT. The series is written, produced, and directed by Patricia E. Gillespie and marks Viceland’s first serialized true crime show.
Gena Konstantinakos, Michael Kronish, Nomi Ernst Leidner, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Kevin Iwashina, Rachel Traub, and Preferred Content are the season one executive producers.
Viceland has also set a U.S. premiere date for Terror (not to be confused with AMC’s The Terror). The 2016 docuseries comes from Vice co-founder Suroosh Alvi and will premiere on August 27th at 9pm ET/PT.
In addition to announcing the premiere dates, Viceland released descriptions of both The Devil You Know and Terror.
The Devil You Know Synopsis:
Set in a small suburban community just outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the five-episode true crime series The Devil You Know focuses on a local suburban legend, John Lawson, a self-styled Satanist who renamed himself ‘Pazuzu.’ When two missing individuals’ bodies turn up at his house, the rumors of this Charles Manson-like figure whose house was a non-stop parade of sex, drugs, guns and loud music take a darker and more troubling turn.
The series follows every twist around the crime, the mishandled investigation, the legal case as well as the underlying economic inequality inherent in the story. The show features interviews with the journalists who chased the story, authorities, friends and neighbors of ‘Pazuzu’ as well as people close to the victims to try to understand the twisted depths of this story from every angle.”
“The 2016 series from VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi will focus in-depth on the origins and impact of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations with episodes exploring Al Qaeda in Yemen, Al Shabaab in Somalia, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Pakistan and the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.
Hosted and narrated by Alvi, Terror is punctuated by his reflections after years of reporting on terrorist groups, radicalization and conflict zones.”