Social Media Murders - a new true-crime series for ITV2 and ITV Hub - brings together three films airing over consecutive nights, each focusing on a shocking real crime that resulted in the death of a young person.
Linking each of the films is the unsettling role social media played in bringing together the culprit and the victim.
Providing a compelling yet cautionary insight into the experiences of young people affected by disturbing 21st century crime, these three films put the victim at the centre of the narrative alongside material obtained from social media accounts and mobile phones which will immerse viewers in the events as they unfolded.
The three films are The Murder of Grace Millane (made by Firecracker Films), The Murder of Alex Rodda (made by Crackit Productions), and The Murder of Molly McLaren (made by Knickerbockerglory Productions).
The first film made by Firecracker Films exclusively for ITV2 and ITV Hub tells the tragic and disturbing story of 22 year-old Grace Millane, a British backpacker who went missing while on a Tinder date in Auckland in 2018.
A week after Grace’s disappearance 26 year-old Jesse Kempson was arrested and later convicted of Grace’s murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Social Media Murders begins Monday 15th November at 9pm on ITV2.