Investigation Discovery announced this morningwill bring Vanity Fair magazine’s crime stories to TV in a new series called Vanity Fair Confidential.
ID will partner with Conde Naste Entertainment and True Entertainment to bring some of the magazine’s more compelling stories to viewers in the series, which is set to debut this winter. Each one-hour episode will feature a piece from the magazine and magazine writers will give their insights into each story, interlaced with first-person accounts from those involved in the cases, including law enforcement, family members and friends of the victims.
From ID’s announcement:
Stories in the first season will include
PRISONER OF DENVER by Mark Seal
Twenty-one-year-old Lisl Auman is a self-proclaimed hippie with a knack for mixing with the wrong people at the wrong place and time. In the summer of 1997, Auman is charged with the felony murder of Denver police officer Bruce VanderJagt, despite being locked in the back of a police patroller when the deadly shots were fired. Pleading her innocence, Auman writes to author Hunter S. Thompson and several politicians in a last-ditch effort to make an appeal yet fails to receive any responses or aid. Auman is devastated and hopeless until one day when Hunter S. Thompson responds. Using his vast influence to organize the Free Lisl campaign, Thompson starts working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Mark Seal to uncover what really happened that fatal day. Was Auman as innocent