'A House on Fire': Live stream, release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lifetime film based on a true story

'A House on Fire': Live stream, release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lifetime film based on a true story
A scene from 'A House on Fire' based on the life of Dr Debora Green (Lifetime)

The much-anticipated Lifetime movie 'A House on Fire' is all slated to release this weekend. The movie is based on a true story and is a part of Lifetime's feature film series 'Ripped from the Headlines', which adapts shocking crime news for the small screen. 

The movie is the last in the series, whose previous releases 'Death Saved My Life', 'The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice', 'Girl in the Basement' and 'Circle of Deception' earned considerable acclaim for their realistic and in-depth depiction of true crimes. Before we gear up for the thrilling final installment in the series, let us find out more details about the feature film.


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Release date

'A House on Fire' will premiere on Saturday, March 13, at 8/7 c. 


'A House on Fire' is based on The New York Times bestseller book 'Bitter Harvest' by renowned crime writer Ann Rule. The plotline follows the real-life story of Debora Green, a brilliant and successful doctor from Kansas with an above-average IQ. Green was married to a fellow doctor and shared three children with him. The happy family lived lavishly in a beautiful home in a posh Kansas City neighborhood.


However, behind the facade of happiness, Green was dealing with a rocky marriage and drug and alcohol abuse. She was also extremely jealous of her husband's success. Professionally, she faced difficulty socializing with fellow doctors due to underlying mental health issues. But instead of seeking treatment, Green tried to poison her husband with ricin. Soon afterward, in 1995, she set fire to their house while her two children were inside, leading to the tragic death of her only son and youngest daughter. 


Stephanie March as Debora Green in the movie (IMDb)

In real life, Green is presently serving a sentence of 30-year imprisonment. 'A House on Fire' vividly depicts the shocking true story of Green.



Stephanie March

Actress and producer Stephanie March essays the lead role of Debora Green in 'A House on Fire'. March, 47, is best known for her work in hits such as 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'The Invention of Lying' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'. She has been married to longtime boyfriend Dan Benton since 2017, following separation from chef Bobby Flay.


Stephanie March (Getty Images)

Shaun Benson

Canadian actor Shaun Benson will be seen playing the role of Michael 'Mike' Farrar, the husband of Green. Born on January 16, 1976, Benson studied Theater Arts at Toronto's George Brown College after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of Western Ontario. 


Shaun Benson (IMDb)

Benson is known for his acting and directorial ventures, as well as playing bass guitar and writing for the LA-based band Analog Smith. Benson was spotted in 'The Boys', 'ARQ' and 'General Hospital'.


Nicholas Treeshin

Canadian director and actor Nicholas Treeshin is playing the role of Detective Burnetta in the movie. He is known for writing and directing the 2019 film 'Thunderbird'. 

Nicholas Treeshin (IMDb)


The movie 'A House on Fire' is directed by Shamim Sarif. The story has been written for the screen by Connor Allyn and Benjamin Anderson, based on Ann Rule's book.


Watch a nail-biting preview of 'A House of Fire' here

Where to live stream?

The movie can be streamed on Lifetime on Saturday, March 13. 


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'Death Saved My Life'

'Circle of Deception'

'Girl in the Basement'

'The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice'

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’

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