EXCLUSIVE: A drama series, which is in development at, a division of Universal Studio Group, traces the true-crime narrative of the Murdaughs.
Michael D. Fuller (Locke & Key) and Erin Lee Carr (Britney vs Spears) will create, write and executive produce the series based on journalist Mandy Matney's popular " Podcast."
The story of Alex Murdaugh's stranger-than-fiction family drama is based on countless hours of Matney reporting as well as exclusive, insider insights from prominent sources.
Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund are also producing at Eat the Cat.
Alex Murdaugh, a member of the prominent South Carolina Murdaugh legal family, has faced dozens of embezzlements and other criminal charges. He has been named a person of interest in the tragic death of his wife and son and a coconspirator with his oxycodone supplier in an assisted suicide and insurance fraud attempt. Additionally, Alex's sons and other members of the family have been linked to two deaths, and the death of his housekeeper is being investigated as suspicious.
Matney's podcast has received over 26 million downloads in 41 episodes since it was launched on June 22, 2021.
Eat the Cat, who is not stranger to true crime, is the lead star of the next Hulu series Candy, which will feature Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery, and is in production on A Friend of the Family for Peacock.
Carr is a two-time Emmy nominee and filmmaker. Her credits include I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter, and Britney Vs Spears. She has appeared on HBO for her latest documentary, Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall, which has premiered in March. UTA has removed her.
Fuller's recent credits include stints as co-executive producer on Locke & Key, the Mosquito Coast, and Damnation. UTA, Grandview, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole have repealed him.
A HBO Max docuseries also focuses on the Murdaugh drama.