Former CNN mainstay and current “Good Morning Britain” presenter Piers Morgan is shifting his focus to serial killers, with Oxygen Media announcing plans today to premiere the new series “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan” on Monday, July 16.
The series, hosted and executive produced by Morgan, will get rolling with the premiere followed by a second episode on July 23.
“With unprecedented access to maximum security prisons, ‘Serial Killer with Piers Morgan’ explores the minds of the most depraved serial killers for the first time,” Oxygen says in today’s announcement. “Having never spoken on camera about their crimes until now, each chilling hour centers around Piers’ up close and personal interviews with a killer.”
The announcement adds: “Piers delves into the minds of killers who haunted communities for decades and attempts to discover what drove them to murder. He also meets with victims’ families and law enforcement to understand how the actions of these men wreaked havoc across America as police raced against time to try and catch them before they struck again.”
Morgan encounters Mark Riebe in the premiere episode.
“Riebe was convicted of one murder but confessed to police to the abduction and killing of twelve women, and even though he is incarcerated for just one murder and has since withdrawn these confessions, police believe if true Riebe is one of the worst serial killers in Florida’s history,” the announcement notes.
Episode two focuses on Lorenzo Gilyard, also known as the Kansas City Strangler.
“For nearly two decades Gilyard brought fear to the streets of Kansas City, Missouri,” Oxygen notes. “Incarcerated for six murders, he is the prime suspect in a further seven. Until now, he has never spoken about his crimes and Piers sets out to discover what drove this seemingly ordinary man to kill.”