Tubi, Fox’s online streaming service, is adding to its expanding content when the free streaming service premieres SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE: CHRIS WATTS today. This documentary examines the 2018 murder of Shannan Watts and her two young daughters on August 13th, 2018. Despite initially denying any involvement in their disappearance, Shannan’s husband, Chris Watts, later confessed to the murder of his pregnant wife and two young daughters only days after committing this horrendous murder.
When Shannan Watts and her two young daughters disappear in August 2018, everyone looks for signs of trouble in the picture-perfect life she and her husband, Chris, prolifically projected through their social media. Any hope of a happy ending comes crashing down when the 33-year-old husband makes a shocking confession, admitting he strangled his pregnant wife and their two little girls before secretly disposing of their bodies at a remote work site. Now, the Tubi 2-hour special, SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE: CHRIS WATTS explores this shocking, ripped-from-the-headlines true story in gripping detail. Supported by a trove of the Watts’ own social media posts, news, and archival materials, as well as a chorus of key voices with intimate knowledge of the case (the investigators who worked it, the journalists who covered it, and the close friends who suffered the heartbreak), and buttressed by a cadre of expert insight (psychologists who can unpack the seemingly incomprehensible actions, and social media experts/influencers who can analyze the double-edged sword known as the internet) we’ll reveal the true story behind one of the most unspeakable crimes ever committed by this nightmare next door.Synopsis
The two-hour TUBI special ‘Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts’ explores the shocking true story of Shannan and her two daughter’s disappearance and takes us through an exploration of the case and a comprehensive look into Shannan’s social media accounts and personal texts messages leading up to the murder.
Here the viewer will have the opportunity to see that the picture-perfect family life Shannan posted about on social media was not as picturesque in real life. Including examining the fact’s surrounding the case that Chris had begun an affair with another woman weeks prior while Shannan was staying with her parents in North Carolina.
‘Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts’ allows viewers to follow the investigation from start to finish, from the original bodycam footage recorded by the officers that arrived at the Watt’s residence that fateful day, after they received a call from Shannan’s friend, Nickole Atkinson, who suspected something was wrong after failing to hear from Shannan all morning. The footage recorded on a next-door neighbor’s camera of Chris suspiciously leaving his home in the early hours of the morning, all the way through to the integration room.
‘Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts’ documentary takes the viewer into the investigation room, where you’ll have the opportunity to see Chris attempt to pass a polygraph test and then attempt to give an initial false confession that Shannan murdered the children before revealing where he hid the bodies of his wife and children.
Learn about all the details that occurred days before Chris’s decision to murder his family, along with testimony from Nickole Atkinson that details the events that occurred between the couple. Before going into the courtroom, where Chris finally confesses to the murder of Shannan and their two young daughters and is sentenced to five life sentences and ad additional eighty-four eyes for the unlawful termination of a pregnancy and tampering with deceased bodies.
The case is anything but over, as just four months after being convicted, Chris sits down with investigators a second time and finally tells the truth about what happened that night. ‘Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts’ plays the recorded audio of Chris sharing the gruesome details of how he killed Shannan, then brought his daughters out to an oil field before murdering them and disposing of their bodies by shoving them into oil wells.
True crime fans will get a first-hand look at the crime through the investigators that covered it, the journalists that reported it, and the close friends that lived through it.
The film offers a unique look at the case through the eyes of psychologists, specialists, and an FBI profiler will allow the viewer the opportunity to see the criminal case from a whole different perspective and give an insight into the monster that murdered his family in cold bold.
It appeared that Chris Watts’ life was perfect until he shockingly admitted that he strangled his pregnant wife and two daughters.
The two-hour special ‘Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts’ premieres on Tubi TV today Friday, January 14, 2022.