'If I Can't Have You: The Jodi Arias Story': Release date and all you need to know about Discovery's true-crime docu
Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in 2013 and was later sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole
Although Discovery+ is new to the world of streaming services, it is already gearing up to go up against the big names in the business by amping up its binge-worthy crime documentaries and one of its latest introductions in this genre is 'If I Can't Have You: The Jodi Arias Story' which not only offers a deep dive into the popular murder case which ended with Arias being convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008, but also feature content from Arias’ personal diaries, unseen police interviews, and exclusive testimony, and interviews with the defense, prosecution and friends and family of the people connected to the case.
The two-hour special is produced for Discovery+ by Arrow Media. "With discovery+ housing the largest true-crime library in streaming, we are thrilled to add a fresh documentary on this infamous case to our repertoire," said Lisa Holme, group senior vp content and commercial strategy for Discovery+. "It's our focus to consistently bring new content to a voracious true-crime audience."
'If I Can't Have You: The Jodi Arias Story' will begin streaming on February 12 exclusively on Discovery+.
Alexander Travis was a salesman whose body was found on June 4, 2008, in his Mesa, Arizona, home with 27 knife wounds and a gunshot to the head. Six days later, Arias was indicted by a grand jury in July 2008 and arrested. She gave conflicting accounts of her whereabouts on that day. She initially told the police she was not in Mesa when the murder took place and then changed her account to claim Alexander was murdered and she was attacked by intruders. She then tried to prove that she had been the victim of domestic violence and killed him in self-defense. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in 2013 and was later sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The official synopsis reads: "Jodi Arias is one of America's most confounding killers. Her trial for the murder of Travis Alexander unfolded live on TV, as media and viewers were engrossed by a passionate love affair shrouded in betrayal, violence, and ultimately, murder. Jodi Arias was propelled to infamy and labeled a deviant, a temptress, a liar, and a sociopath; but is that the whole story? If I Can't Have You: The Jodi Arias Story reveals the truth about Jodi's past and her relationship with Travis and looks into the shocking details of what really happened in the weeks leading up to his death. Featuring incredible access to Jodi's diaries, unseen police interviews from the investigation, exclusive testimony from both the prosecution and defense, as well as intimate accounts from friends and family, Arrow Media's special reveals the never-before-told story about who Travis and Jodi really were."
John Owens is the showrunner and Lucie Ridout is executive producer for Arrow Media and Eugenie Vink is executive producer for Discovery+.
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