'Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story' on Lifetime: Date, time, how to watch
Lori Vallow's children JJ and Tylee were reported missing in 2019, however, it was only in 2020 that their bodies were finally discovered
Lori Vallow was a name that made headlines across the country when her children JJ and Tylee were reported missing from their Idaho home in 2019. JJ and Tylee's bodies were tragically discovered only a year later in June 2020, after a string of other questionable deaths and information coming to light that Lori and her husband Chad Daybell were involved in a doomsday prepper group.
Vallow's story now makes its way to the small screen with the Lifetime movie 'Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story'. If you enjoy tales of true crime, you may also enjoy other Lifetime movies such as 'Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos' and 'Girl in the Basement'.
'Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story' premieres on Saturday, June 26 on Lifetime.
How to live stream
'Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story' airs at 8/7c on Saturday, June 26 on Lifetime. If you can't catch it on TV, Lifetime is available on Hulu, Sling TV, Philo, Vidgo, AT&T TV and FuboTV. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help you to catch Lifetime Movies.
Lifetime's synopsis for the film reads: "Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story" is based on the true story of Lori Vallow (Lauren Lee Smith), who gained national attention when her children, JJ and Tylee, were reported missing from their Idaho home in the Fall of 2019. As investigators learned of Lori and her husband Chad Daybell’s (Marc Blucas) involvement in a doomsday-prepper group, a trail of mystery was revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths, before the bodies of JJ and Tylee were found in the backyard of Chad’s home in June 2020.
Lauren Lee Smith
Canadian actor Lauren Lee Smith has made a career out of crime series it seems since some of her best-known roles include playing Riley Adams in the forensics drama 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' and Frankie Drake in the detective series 'Frankie Drake Mysteries'. She is also known for her role as Emma DeLauro in the fantasy drama 'Mutant X'. Lauren Lee Smith plays Vallow in the film.
Marc Blucas will of course always remain imprinted on the memory of fans of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Blucas played Buffy's love interest Agent Riley Finn on the show. Blucas was also part of the series 'Necessary Roughness' and prior to his acting career was an extremely proficient basketball player. Blucas is cast as doomsday prepper Daybell.
Bradley Walsh has directed the film while Stephen Tolkin has done the writing duties.
The trailer of 'Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story' highlights the series of events that led to the disappearance of Lori Vallow's children JJ and Tylee and the mother's eerie sense of calm through it all. You can catch the trailer here.
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