Menendez Brothers Documentary ABC Truth and Lies

ABC's Menendez Brothers Doc Special Truth and Lies Gets First Trailer

In 2016, TV went back to the ’90s with the O.J. Simpson trial; in 2017, ABC is taking us right back there again with the Menendez brothers.

The two-hour documentary special Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers — American Sons, American Murderers (airing Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c) looks back on the sensational murder trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez, two brothers accused of killing their parents in 1989. And the just-released trailer — which you can watch below — promises a deep dive into the high-profile trial that captivated a nation.

Airing on Court TV, the Menendez murder trial became a pop-culture sensation, combining massive wealth (the Menendez father, José, was a high-powered Hollywood executive) with an unspeakable crime. (It even earned a SNL parody.) And Truth and Lies not only lays the groundwork for the crime with never-before-seen home-movie footage, it also offers an update: 27 years after the murders, Lyle Menendez speaks from prison about his recollections of that fateful night.

Press PLAY on the video below to watch the trailer, and then hit the comments to tell us if you’ll be heading back to the ’90s for this true-crime doc. 

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  1. Jared Munson says:

    Wasn’t Law & Order doing a true crime version of this too?

  2. Can you not just tell the story without all the background noise (you might call it music)–the truth is so gripping and horrifying, it doesn’t need all that nerve jangling noise. IF I watch the
    Documentary, I’ll use CC, and save my ears. Hopefully the visuals are better than the audio.