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The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith Canadian Amazon Original True-Crime Docuseries



The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith, a true-crime docuseries that chronicles the cold case and controversial investigation into the murder of Beverly Lynn Smith in her Oshawa, Ontario home, premiered was announced today by Prime Video Canada.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith is an intriguing tale that explores the unending conundrum of ethics and accountability in this provocative criminal case, woven together from firsthand recollections, expert interviews, family archives, and rare access to key individuals.

On May 6, The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith will be exclusively available on Amazon Prime Video in 240 countries and territories around the world.

The Amazon Original docuseries, directed by Nathalie Bibeau (The Walrus and the Whistleblower), delves into the elaborate and contentious sting operation that was intended to investigate a suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Beverly Lynn Smith – but only raised more questions – and a decades-long search for justice.

Beverly Lynn Smith, her husband, and their 10-month-old baby lived in a rural farmhouse in the industrial city of Oshawa, Ontario. She was murdered in her own kitchen on December 9, 1974. Since the night of the murder almost 50 years ago, Alan Smith (no related to Beverly Lynn Smith) has been a crucial figure in the enquiry. Smith became a significant person of interest – and the subject of a contentious police enquiry – when the results of a polygraph test sparked suspicions. Smith has maintained his innocence throughout all of the twists and turns.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith is from Amazon Studios, and produced in association with Muse Entertainment. Executive producers are Courtney Dobbins, Jonas Prupas, and Catherine Legge. Nathalie Bibeau serves as series director and co-executive producer, and Tara Jan serves as series producer. The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith joins the recently announced and launched Canadian Amazon Original series All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, LOL: Qui rira le dernier?, Rupi Kaur Live, The Kids in the Hall, The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks, The Lake, and Three Pines. Since 2015, Amazon Studios has filmed 24 Amazon Original series and films in Canada, including The Man in the High Castle and Upload in British Columbia, The Boys, Reacher, and The Expanse in Ontario, Tales from the Loop in Manitoba, as well as parts of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Voyeurs in Quebec.