MGM+ has officially greenlit a new true-crime docuseries based on Michael Connelly’s hit Audible podcast series The Wonderland Murders & The Secret History of Hollywood.
The upcoming series which is still operating under a working title — will be directed by Alison Ellwood (San Francisco Sounds, Laurel Canyon), and will be a four-part docuseries examining the infamous Wonderland murder case in the 1980s in Los Angeles, California.
The case revolves around an incident where four people were found in a suburban home in Laurel Canyon on Wonderland Avenue, and featured a high-profile trial as a result.
The series will feature archival footage, testimony, and more
The series was originally released exclusively on Audible as a limited documentary podcast series, with MGM noting that audiences have listened to it for more than 150,000 hours in total.
“Through explosive in-depth reporting, new developments, rare archival footage, and pivotal testimony from ‘missing witness’ Scott Thorson (best known as Liberace’s boyfriend and the writer of the tell-all Behind the Candelabra), Wonderland Murders will delve into the gruesome crime that has captured the public’s imagination for nearly half a century, and tell a broader story about Los Angeles, the American dream, and when justice does—and doesn’t—work,” reads the official synopsis for the series.
“Wonderland Murders joins MGM+’s growing stable of smart, insightful, and thought-provoking true-crime docuseries,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “Michael Connelly is a renowned and tenacious crime writer, and Alison Ellwood is a visionary director, so there is no better team to explore one of Hollywood’s most notorious crimes.”