The three episodes miniseries will explore how the search for the teenager put her family in the spotlight, revealing one of the largest sex crime cases in the History of the United States.
The investigation led to a shocking revelation about Brittney’s family causing her disappearance to become forgotten in the public eye.
Brittney’s mother Chessie continues the search for her daughter after the police investigation. Revealed through gripping plot twists, we discover the horrific truth Brittney’s family was hiding.
Wood was reported missing in 2012, but until today investigators could not find out what really happened with the girl. Her disappearance, however, has shed light on a sex ring that involved three generations of her uncle Donnie Holland’s family.
After the 19-year-old girl vanished after visiting her uncle, Donnie’s body was found in the wood with a gunshot in the back of his head, a crime that was said to be a suicide at the time. Further investigations, though, revealed Donnie, his wife Wendy Wood Holland, and other members of his family ran a sex ring responsible for abusing dozens of children.
Here’s the trailer:
Talking about the subject in a recent interview, director and producer Thomas Leader said:
“I wanted to make a crime documentary that could actually help the family. I started researching missing person cases in America and I was blown away by the amount there were. Even though there are tens of thousands of missing people, what happened to Brittney Wood stands out. There are so many unanswered questions that I wanted to get answers for, so many twists and turns that I wanted to understand better.”
Leader directs, produces and edits the series and Jo Ray executive produces and Simon Douglas servers as cinematographer.
All three episodes of Monster In The Shadows will premiere on Peacock on August 26th.