Amanda Knox to Host True-Crime Podcast Series for Sundance

TCA 2019: Audio series will serve as a companion to SundanceTV’s docuseries including “Ministry of Evil”

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Amanda Knox will host a true-crime podcast series, “The Truth About True Crime,” that will serve as a companion to SundanceTV’s upcoming documentaries, the network announced Saturday.

Knox will take a detailed look at the true crimes that are chronicled in the upcoming SundanceTV and Sundance Now documentary series “Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo,” “Killing for Love,” “The Preppie Murder: Death In Central Park” (working title) and “No One Saw A Thing.”

New episodes of “The Truth About True Crime” will premiere timed to each documentary.

“Ministry of Evil,” which premieres on SundanceTV Wednesday, Feb. 27, chronicles the life and crimes of Tony Alamo, who, with his wife, Susan Alamo, became a born-again, fire-and-brimstone televangelist. The two launched The Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation in 1969, which soon evolved into a cult that is said to still operate today.

“After surviving my own true crime saga, I tend not to be a fan of the genre, because it so often veers into sensationalism at the expense of the human beings involved and the truth,” Knox said in a statement. “But these stories are very important when told with compassion and context. I’m excited to partner with Sundance to bring nuance to these stories.”

Knox was profiled in her own true-crime documentary for Netflix in 2016, which looked at her conviction — and acquittal — by Italian courts of the brutal killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.

Knox became the subject of global speculation as around-the-clock media attention fed the public’s fascination through every twist and turn of the near-decade-long case.