true crime series 2019 coming

Every True Crime Series To Get Hyped Over This Year

There is nothing quite like becoming absolutely obsessed with a true crime series: especially when you accidentally binge an entire series in one day. Oops.

From Making a Murderer to The Staircase and Paradise Lost, as a massive couch detective I have spent hours upon hours sitting in the dark watching nothing but murder television and I will feel no shame. It is utterly addictive.

As we cross over to the second half of 2019, we’re listing all the exciting true crime series coming out soon that will be streamable in Australia. Get the wine ready!

The true crime shows to look forward to in 2019:

The Family

This investigative five-part documentary series, based partially on the Jeff Sharlet 2008 book The Family, seeks to lift the lid on a shadowy fundamentalist Christian organisation in the United States with members across the world, including American politicians and members of Congress.

When: Available to stream now.

Where: Netflix


About time, hey. It’s been two years since Season 1, but Mindhunter is finally back for round two and this time FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench tackle the serial killer behind the Atlanta child murders: the abduction and murder of black children in the area between 1979 and 1981. It looks sensational.

When: August 16, 2019.

Where: Netflix.

Murder in the Bayou

Now THIS has me the most excited. Inspired by Ethan Brown’s novel of the same name, the five-part docuseries investigates the unsolved murders of eight women, whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals and backroads in Louisiana between 2005 and 2009.

The series will debut on Showtime in the US and stream on Stan in Australia on the same day.

When: September 14, 2019.

Where: Stan.


Inspired by true events, this eight-episode drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’. The series relays the events as an 18-year-old woman reports being raped by a masked intruder in her home, despite her foster mothers and male detectives reacting sceptically to her allegations.

When: September 13, 2019.

Where: Netflix.

Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers

This six-episode docuseries outlines the gruesome and horrific murder of Jessica Chambers, a 19-year-old teenager who was doused in gasoline and set on fire. The series gives viewers insight into the trial of Quinton Tellis, a local black man who is accused of the crime, and the racially-charged media coverage that followed within the small town in Mississippi.

When: Available to stream now.

Where: Hayu.

Cold Valley

This two-part documentary follows two detectives, Jackie Nichols and Gloria Bobertz, as they investigate the mysterious disappearances of five youngsters who vanished from the small Lewis Clark Valley area in the 1980s. Only three bodies have been found and the other disappearances remain unsolved. 

When: September 19, 2019.

Where: Foxtel, Crime & Investigation.

Tbh, I don’t plan on leaving my house on weekends for the foreseeable future.