Capturing Chris Watts – New special premieres Sunday, September 15 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on REELZ.
He made a brazen missing persons plea for help to find his family just hours after they were reported missing but what Chris Watts didn't reveal was that he had already strangled his pregnant wife Shannan and their daughters four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste. In this chilling hour-long special, Capturing Chris Watts draws upon more than 200 hours of never-before-seen police bodycam footage and surveillance footage from security cameras around the Watts' Colorado home. It gives viewers a riveting inside look at a real-time police investigation as the cold-blooded killer unravels from his distraught family man façade, to the police's interrogation, a failed lie detector test, before he breaks down in a tearful confession to his own father. Examining the footage is an expert panel led by investigative journalist Dylan Howard and includes homicide prosecutor Jarret Ferentino and body language expert Susan Constantine. The trio show viewers each crucial moment and will explain its significance in cracking the case and exposing Chris Watts for the monster he is.
The special is Executive Produced by Howard and Chris Lane.
"Our summer and fall programming puts celebrity legends front and center celebrating the pioneers, innovators and creators who have given us so many memorable movies, characters and stories," said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. "We also look forward to showing our viewers poignant looks at the real stories that fascinate the public about celebrities and the many sides of fame."