Blumhouse Television and SundanceTV have debuted a new trailer for their upcoming true-crime docuseries, “No One Saw a Thing,” which examines an unsolved murder in a small town of Missouri.
“I was glad he was dead — killing him was the only way it was going to stop,” one voiceover says in the trailer.
“It’s one of America’s most puzzling murders,” another says. “It’s where they killed the town bully.”
Sundance describes “No One Saw a Thing” as examining an unsolved and mysterious death in the American heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small-town America. The case garnered international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople. These witnesses deny having seen anything, to this very day.
According to People, Ken McElroy was convicted of shooting and injuring a grocer in Skidmore, a town in Missouri, in 1981, but successfully appealed the conviction. He then resumed his harassment of the grocer, until he was shot dead the following day, in front of at least two dozen people. To this day, no one has been charged.
Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin will direct and executive produce the six-episode show. Alexandra Shiva, Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, and Marci Wiseman are also set executive produce; Mary Lisio is co-executive producer.
“No One Saw a Thing” will premiere on Aug. 1.
Watch the trailer above.