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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

VIDEO: Peacock is receiving backlash for their new limited series, ‘Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies'

After 11 years, Casey Anthony breaks her silence for the first time on camera.

Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies, a 3-part limited series, premieres November 29 only on Peacock. For the first time, Casey Anthony will appear in an on-camera interview.

In a 2011 trial that riveted the country, Anthony was acquitted of charges for murder, manslaughter and child-abuse in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. At the trial, she did not testify. But now, Anthony will speak on-camera for the first time in a Peacock docuseries titled "Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies," slated to premiere later this month.

Back in 2011, the then-25-year-old was convicted only of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators who were looking into the child’s disappearance that occurred in 2008.

Caylee was last seen on June 16, 2008. The girl's grandmother reported the child missing on July 15, 2008. The next day, police arrested Anthony on charges of child neglect and she told investigators Caylee had vanished with a babysitter.

Six months after Caylee went missing, her skeletal remains were found less than a mile from her grandparents’ Orlando home by a utility worker in a wooded area.

Photos of Anthony partying surfaced in the weeks following her daughter’s disappearance. Prosecutors alleged Anthony drugged Caylee with chloroform and then duct-taped her mouth, and experts testified that air samples showed decaying human remains had been present in Anthony’s trunk.

Anthony's defense team, in turn, said the young mother hadn't reported her daughter's disappearance because the child had accidentally drowned in the family pool and Anthony feared being accused of intentionally killing the toddler.

In the end, Anthony was famously acquitted on the most serious of charges. Since then, several movies and documentaries have tried to explore what happened to the young toddler.

“Why talk to me now when you’re not getting creative control?” an interviewer asks Anthony in the trailer. The brief footage concludes with the intertitle, “Casey Anthony Speaks.”

“Where the Truth Lies” will debut on Peacock on Nov. 29. The three-part limited series, helmed by director and showrunner Alexandra Dean, features material from Casey’s own archive and behind-the-scenes footage.

“Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt,” Dean said in a statement. “What emerges over the course of multiple interviews recorded over six months is a startling psychological portrait of Casey Anthony and a complete narrative of what she says happened to her daughter weighed against multiple sources of potential evidence. I believe the result will surprise many and cause the American public to look at this story in a new light.”

Dean also highlighted that Anthony had never before given an in-depth or on-camera interview explaining her actions. The director also stated that the production maintained “complete editorial control,” with Anthony unable to offer notes.

In 2011, Anthony was tried and acquitted of a capital murder charge in the death of her two-year-old daughter. The not-guilty verdict was a matter of public contention after it was announced, as attention around the trial had snowballed to a national level.

Tamra Simmons, Ebony Porter-Ike, Laura Michalchyshyn and Sam Sniderman serve as executive producers on “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies,” while Chanel Hudson-O’Connor and Katie Turley-Molony serve as co-executive producers. The docuseries comes from Blue Ant Studios.

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