The 12th Victim, a docuseries that explores the infamous Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate murder case (1958), is coming on Showtime. The young couple was accused and found guilty of mercilessly murdering 11 victims selected randomly. Catch the four-part docuseries when it premieres on Friday, February 17 at 8 PM ET/PT.
The 12th Victim reexamines fourteen-year-old Fugate’s guilty verdict through a contemporary lens, questioning the media and judicial system’s treatment of her despite her self-proclaimed innocence. It presents a stylistic blend of archival and recreated footage, detailed interviews, and television series related to the killings.
The series is directed by Emmy-nominated cinematographer Nicola B. Marsh. Additionally, Josh Braun and Dan Braun of Submarine Deluxe, Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, and Caitrin Rogers of Tremolo Productions are EPs. Marsh also serves as an executive producer alongside Gary Lennon, Whitney Ransick, and Rachel Libert.
About The 12th Victim TV Show
In 1958, a grisly string of murders terrified the Midwest, as locals watched the 18-year-old Starkweather kill 11 victims in Nebraska and Wyoming with his girlfriend Fugate by his side. Fugate went on to become the youngest female in U.S. history to be tried and convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. As one of the first true-crime stories to unfold in real time on TV, the widely covered Bonnie and Clyde-style narrative depicted Starkweather as a James Dean-wannabe and Fugate as his lascivious, bloodthirsty girlfriend, inspiring a wave of future hit films such as Badlands and Natural Born Killers. Through detailed interviews with those closest to the case and well-researched archival footage, THE 12TH VICTIM looks deeper into the original killings and Fugate's role in the crimes - not as the willing participant but as an underage girl held hostage by Starkweather - and gives credence to Fugate's claims of innocence.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.