'Cradle Did Fall': Air time, how to live stream and all about Lifetime thriller

'Cradle Did Fall' stars Kristen Robek and Ali Liebert in prominent roles and is shrouded in mystery


                            'Cradle Did Fall': Air time, how to live stream and all about Lifetime thriller
Ali Liebert and Kirsten Robek in 'Cradle Did Fall' (Lifetime)

Lifetime's first annual 'Summer of Secrets' programming slate lists a handful of original movies, of which 'Cradle Did Fall' is one. All of the eight titles for June 2021 are based on crime stories that made headlines across the country and beyond. 

'Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos' starring Annabeth Gish of 'The Haunting of Hill House' and Warren Christie, 'Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story', 'Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer', 'Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story', 'Soccer Mom Madam', 'Secrets of a Marine's Wife', 'A Party Gone Wrong', 'The Secrets She Keeps', and 'Picture Perfect Lies' feature on the network's summer roster.

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Air time and how to live stream

'Cradle Did Fall' premieres on June 20, Sunday at 8/7c. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help you in online viewing without interruption. Alternatively, it can be streamed on Fubo TV and Sling TV.

Plot

The official synopsis reads: "Inspired by a shocking, true story ripped from the headlines, a woman poses as an infant photographer in order to befriend a young mother and steal her baby." At this point it may seem like a speculation but a bit of research got us thinking if the film is based on Washington-based photographer Jessica Parker who befriended an unsuspecting mother on Facebook and offered to click pictures of her infant. 

An NBC report from February 15, 2020 states that Parker and her 16-year-old daughter were arrested. On February 15, the victim aka the mother of the infant, called 911 complaining of "numbness, drowsiness, and instability on her feet." After a quick treatment at the hospital, she filed a report, in which she detailed the suspect's visits and how Parker posed as a photographer on social media. She had said clicking pictures of the baby would help her build a portfolio. 

"During the third incident, the suspect and the suspect’s teenage daughter gave the victim a cupcake to eat; the victim reported feeling numb and drowsy immediately after eating the cupcake," the sheriff's department said in a statement and added: "The victim told the suspect and her daughter to leave her home. After they left, the victim noticed that the suspect had stolen her house keys."

Cast

'Cradle Did Fall' stars Kirsten Robek and Ali Liebert in prominent roles. This isn't Robek's maiden attempt at starring in a film shrouded with mystery. She has played important characters in 'Aurora Teagarden Mysteries', 'Morning Show Mysteries', 'Death of a Cheerleader' and so on. 



 

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Creators

Ahead of the 'Summer of Secrets' announcement, Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN, had said how this season's roster served as a follow-up of sorts of the network's 'Ripped from the Headlines' series. "Off the success of our Ripped from the Headlines slates, we are doubling down on what women love on Lifetime for our first annual Summer of Secrets slate," she said and added: "These stories captured our collective attention and are the perfect kick-off to the summer with the stranger than fiction moments and revealing secrets that had everyone talking."

Showrunners

The film is distributed by Reel One Entertainment.

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