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Web of Lies

Web of Lies

  • Premiered: 
    January 8, 2014
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Using first-person interviews and dramatic re-creations, WEB OF LIES is an hour-long docuseries that reveals tales of deception and homicide triggered by online interactions. From black widow wives hiding behind alter-egos to obsessive lovers enacting their disturbing violent fantasies, each 60-minute episode untangles the truth behind the web of lies of one case. The series opener chronicled the story of lonely realtor Mary Kay Beckman, whose dream of finding love through internet dating sites became a living nightmare when a relationship with an online admirer turned into a race against time.

WEB OF LIES returned for its second season on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. Season 2 features the stories about: 12-year-old New Jersey girl Autumn Pasquale, who goes missing on Homecoming Day 2012; city-girl Leslie Belkin, who moved south and used Craiglist to befriend a charming man named George Lamp; 13-year-old Megan Meier, who turns to the internet for friendship outside of school and meets 16-year-old Josh online; and more true crime stories.

Season 3 of WEB OF LIES premiered on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Blast from the Past," 38-year-old Michele Reiter's life seems to be on the up after a chaotic marriage and a troubled romance. But when Michele goes missing after accepting a date from a new Facebook friend, a horrific story unfolds.

The fourth season of WEB OF LIES premiered on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "People You May Know," single mom Lorianna Parker is excited when she meets popular good-looking Corey Davis online, and filled with hope as their friendship blossoms. But when she goes to meet him in the flesh, her dream date turns into a living nightmare.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered the fifth season of WEB OF LIES. In the season opener, "With Friends Like These," 15-year-old Audrie Pott has no recollection of what happened at a friend's house party. But when lewd photos of her are shared through text message, her world turns upside down and public shaming pushes her to the edge.

Season 6 of WEB OF LIES premiered on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Love at First Text," when a single mom finds her dream man online, she can't believe her luck. But her quest to meet him soon turns into every mother's worst nightmare. As police scramble to avert tragedy, they discover the most elaborate web of lies they've ever seen.

For its seventh season, WEB OF LIES moved to discovery+, which released the entire 10-episode new season on Monday, March 8, 2021.
Season 7 of WEB OF LIES had its linear television debut on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Killer Chatroom," a college student seeks solace online when the pressures of life begin to mount. When she meets a young nurse in a chat room going through similar troubles, the pair strike up an unbreakable bond. But she may have placed her trust in the wrong hands.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Blast Films