How To Stream Lifetime's 'Who Killed JonBenet?' So You Can Revisit the Cold Case One More Time
True crime TV has experienced a huge surge in popularity since Making A Murderer first swept the internet last December, but one case in particular has been monopolizing the small screen as of late. The unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey received three docuseries in September alone. On Saturday, Nov. 5, Lifetime will premiere the fourth and final in the recent string of JonBenét specials. While the others stuck to that true crime genre, this is the only scripted, project in the bunch, and it just might be the fictional release you need to finally put down the puzzle. If you can’t tune in for the live 8 p.m. broadcast, do yourself a favor and stream Lifetime’s Who Killed JonBenét?
Though the network hasn’t announced any live stream options, there are still plenty of ways to watch both Who Killed JonBenét? and the following two-hour special, JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer? You’ll likely be able to stream them on Lifetime's website or app, where most of the channel’s movies and shows are available shortly after they air. The only catch is, you need to sign with a cable provider. But if you have that, you can use the website or the Lifetime app, which is available on many devices and makes much of the network's programming available. If you simply won’t be near a television, you can also check with your cable provider to see if they offer any alternatives for streaming via an app on mobile or other devices. Short of that, you can catch the re-run immediately after at 11 p.m. on Saturday night. Check your local listings with TV Guide for additional repeats.
After a full few months rehashing this nearly 20-year-old case, you might be feeling a little overloaded on the Ramseys, but Who Killed JonBenét? is still very important viewing. Here are a few more reasons why you should definitely find a way to watch the Lifetime movie.
It Brings A New Perspective
If you’re a self-proclaimed sleuth like myself, you’ll want to look at the case from every possible angle. Thus far, each of the JonBenét projects have made good on their promises to unearth new information. Lifetime has already touted a fresh look at the competing theories surrounding the killer, so there have to be some unturned stones still left to explore.
The Cast Looks Exactly Like Their Real-Life Counterparts
Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’re already done with goosebump-inducing movies. The cast members of Who Killed JonBenét? look so much like their real-life counterparts that it’s downright creepy, which should make the fictional treatment that much more chilling.
It’s Classic Lifetime
If the trailer is any indication, Who Killed JonBenét? has all the makings of a classic Lifetime hit: addictive melodrama, heavy suspense, and a thrilling true story.
It’s The Only Scripted Narrative
I mentioned this earlier, but it’s worth reiterating. The previous specials have done well to piece together the case with new interviews, police tapes, and reenactments, but Who Killed JonBenét? is your only chance to get a sense for how it all panned out in full. Just remember it’s fictionalized.
Now one month removed from the JonBenét bonanza that overtook September, I’m actually looking forward to diving back in one last time. With juicy new details, terrific casting, a fresh narrative spin, and Lifetime’s tried-and-true formula, Who Killed JonBenét seems like the perfect cap to this true crime season.
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