'Beyond the Headlines: Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment': Release date, plot and everything to know about Lifetime series

The show is known for providing a comprehensive look at the true stories behind some of the biggest headlines and features exclusive interviews with the family and friends of those involved


                            'Beyond the Headlines: Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment': Release date, plot and everything to know about Lifetime series
Lori Poland during a show on CBS (Screengrab/CBSDenver)

Lifetime is back with 'Beyond the Headlines' with a slate of new stories. The show is known for providing a comprehensive look at the true stories behind some of the biggest headlines and features exclusive interviews with the family and friends of those involved. Adding to the list are two new chapters: 'Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment' and 'Beyond The Headlines: Beauty Queens Gone Bad.' Both episodes are set to debut on February 27 and March 6 respectively. 

Release date

'Beyond the Headlines: Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment' releases February 27, 2021, at 10 pm ET/PT.

Plot

The official synopsis by Lifetime reads: "In Beyond the Headlines: Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment,  two real abduction survivors share their stories following the premiere of the Girl in the Basement. Lori Poland kidnapped at 3 and left for dead in an outhouse in 1983, and Katie Beers, abducted and imprisoned for 17 days by a family friend in 1992, recount their abduction experiences and share their insight on overcoming and transcending past their childhood traumas."

Poland has an official site. The section that introduces her reads: "My name is Lori Ellen Poland, I am a survivor of childhood abuse, and yet, I am so much more as well. My story began in 1983 at the age of 3 when I was abducted from my front yard and taken to the foothills of Colorado. After being sexually abused, I was placed 15 feet beneath the ground inside of an outhouse toilet cesspit. I was left for 3.5 days when bird watchers heard me crying and I was rescued." 

"My family did everything they could to create a “normal childhood” for me after this event," it added. "We didn’t move, we didn’t run, we went about our lives, trying to sludge through it all. And together we were able to do so, not without a lot of struggles and pain. Yet, we muddied through it all. When I was 10 years old, my kidnapper was released from prison after only 6 short years of being behind bars for rape, kidnapping, and attempted murder. This experience was a rehash of the kidnapping all over again. The media, the community, my friendships, it all was altered."

Trailer

There is no trailer available for the series yet. Watch this space for more updates on the trailer.

While you wait for 'Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment', you can watch these:

'Prosecuting Casey Anthony'

'Beyond the Headlines: The Lorena Bobbitt Story'

'Beyond the Headlines: The Neighbour in the Window'

'Beyond the Headlines: The False Victimization' and

'Beyond the Headlines: Death Saved My Life'

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