Lifetime's 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret' gets a premiere date
Lifetime has officially announced the premiere date for "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret." Hot off the heels of Jodi Arias' murder convinction, the network has revealed that the TV movie based on Arias' life will premiere on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
In anticipation of that film's debut, Lifetime is airing the hour-long documentary "Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines" on May 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. According to the network, the documentary will provide an "in-depth look at Arias' and [Travis] Alexander's tragic relationship and his murder, as told by Arias herself, as well as his sister, brother and close friends." Additionally, police detective Esteban Flores and criminologist Lawrence Kobilinsky will elaborate on the murder trial. This documentary will also air immediately before "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret" premieres.
Tania Raymonde plays Arias in the film, while Jesse Lee Soffer plays Alexander, Tony Plana plays Prosecutor Juan Martinez and David Zayas plays Flores. Here's the film's official synopsis:
Based on the disturbing murder trial that continues to captivate the nation, "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret" tells the story of Jodi Arias, a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer recently found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander, who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. While investigating the violent killing, Mesa, Arizona police retrieved a digital camera from Alexander's washing machine, revealing shocking images authorities claim Arias took during their sexual escapades, as well as during and after his murder. While Jodi pled not guilty and contends she killed Alexander in self-defense, police concluded that when he broke off their relationship, she stalked her ex-boyfriend and seduced him one final time before murdering him in cold blood. Her subsequent trial has been grand theater, dominating the cable news networks as she testified in her own defense and offered explicit insight into the sex, lies and obsession that led up to Alexander's murder.