Wondery Launches Original Investigative Docudrama Podcast HOLLYWOOD & CRIME

Wondery Launches Original Investigative Docudrama Podcast HOLLYWOOD & CRIMEWondery premieres the brand new docudrama podcast series HOLLYWOOD & CRIME. The series investigates the underworld of crime in the entertainment capital of the world, with each season covering a different series of cases. The first season will center on the Black Dahlia murder, premiering on the eve of the case's 70th anniversary.

At the forefront of season one is Elizabeth Short, a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She would be forever remembered as the Black Dahlia, one of the MOST INFAMOUS unsolved murders in the U.S. to this day. However, few people know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around the same time.

The public has a deep and devoted interest in true crime, with shows like Sword & Scale, My Favorite Murder and Serial flooding the iTunes charts. Now, Wondery introduces a new approach with this first-ever serialized docudrama podcast. On the first day of the premiere, Hollywood & Crime hit number 1 on the iTunes charts. Hosted by history connoisseur Tracy Pattin, Hollywood & Crime offers fresh narrative for the notorious age-old stories. The series gives a new perspective to audio entertainment by adding vivid dramatization to provide a rich and stimulating audio that allows listeners to become immersed in post-war Los Angeles.

"The show will cover the investigations in chronological order in a format that allows listeners to learn the facts of each case as they were revealed at the time," said Pattin. "We're thrilled that Hollywood & Crime is being produced by Wondery, which is fast BECOMING the go-to platform for innovative audio storytelling. I can't imagine a better fit."

Hollywood & Crime is the fourth Wondery original, alongside the critically acclaimed series FOUND, Terms, and Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape.

"This show combines two of America's biggest obsessions, Hollywood and crime, with Wondery's passion for immersive audio drama," said Hernan Lopez, Founder & CEO of Wondery.

Hollywood & Crime premieres on the feeds of true crime hit shows Sword & Scale, Real Crime Profile, and The Vanished, which collectively reach over one million listeners per episode. New episodes will be available every Friday on all podcast outlets, including iTunes, Stitcher, and the Wondery app.

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