Casey Anthony Tells Her Story in Upcoming Docuseries

It's her first on-camera interview since 2011 murder acquittal
By Mike L. Ford,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2022 9:55 AM CST

Casey Anthony has given her first on-camera interview since 2011, when a jury acquitted her in the murder trial of her 2-year-old daughter. Per NBC News, the interview appears in an upcoming three-part docuseries on Peacock titled Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies. A press release from Peacock says the series "will feature [Anthony's] personal archives, behind-the-scenes footage, and the defense's evidence for a never-before-seen look into both sides of a story that ignited a media firestorm." Her trial drew 40 million viewers, per the New York Post, which notes that Anthony was dubbed America's "most hated mom" by TV journalist Nancy Grace.

In an official teaser, Anthony, 36, is seen seated with a film slate in the foreground. With the camera rolling, an interviewer asks, "Why talk to me now, when you're not getting creative control?" The camera cuts away and the words "Casey Anthony speaks" appear on the screen, though Anthony doesn't actually speak in the teaser. Director Alexandra Dean says in a statement that Anthony had no editorial control, and that the series will "cause the American public to look at this story in a new light." Dean also says the interviews paint "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."

Dean also acknowledges that the public still has a low opinion of Anthony, as evidenced by a campaign on Facebook to boycott Peacock, per Radar. Anthony was arrested in 2008, a day after she reported her daughter Caylee missing. The child's remains were later found, along with forensics evidence suggesting the body had been in Anthony's car, but prosecutors failed to convince the jury. In an off-camera interview with the AP in 2017, Anthony said she knew some people would always think she's guilty but said "I don't give a sh-- about what anyone thinks about me ... I'm OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night." (Read more Casey Anthony stories.)

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