Murdaugh murder mysteries reportedly spark ‘Hollywood frenzy,’ HBO Max first to order documentary series – New York Post

The ever-deepening murder mysteries involving the Murdaugh family, a prominent South Carolina legal dynasty, has reportedly sparked a Hollywood “frenzy” — with HBO Max first to confirm a docu-series.

Campfire Studios confirmed to The Post on Friday it has been commissioned to produce a “multi-part doc series” for the streaming giant.

The series “will investigate the mysterious, still-unraveling events” that started in June, when then-powerful lawyer Alex Murdaugh found his wife and 22-year-old son shot dead near their weekend hunting lodge in Islandton, the production company said.

Now “national networks, Hollywood production companies and global streaming services” are vying for “exclusive access and insights” into the case, local outlet FITSNews reported Friday.

FITSNews — which has its own podcast on the case, “Murdaugh Murders” — has been “inundated with all manner of proposals soliciting our involvement in one project or another,” said founder Will Folks, the onetime spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

The “compelling, confounding, convoluted story” of “murder, money and power” makes it “tailor-made for screens,” Folks admitted.

Randy Murdaugh, left, and John Marvin Murdaugh speak after their brother, Alex, found his 22-year-old son, Paul, and wife, Maggie, shot to death outside their home.
Randy Murdaugh, left, and John Marvin Murdaugh speak after their brother, Alex, found his 22-year-old son, Paul, and wife, Maggie, shot to death outside their home in June.
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“And trust me when I say this … at this point we don’t even know the half of it,” insisted the editor of the saga that this week saw a series of dramatic, unexpected twists.

June’s double slaying of Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and her 22-year-old son, Paul, immediately garnered headlines because they were from one of South Carolina’s most prominent legal families, with three generations having served consecutively as solicitor for the 14th Circuit.

It then emerged that Paul Murdaugh had been about to face trial over the boating-crash death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach — and his family was tied to two other deaths.

Mallory Beach
Paul Murdaugh was involved in a boating crash that killed Mallory Beach.
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Last weekend, Alex Murdaugh then called 911 to say he’d been shot in the head in an attempted murder — and days later was axed from his family’s law firm amid accusations he’d stolen millions.

He then confessed to being addicted to drugs, announcing he’d gone into rehab days before he was suspended from practicing law in South Carolina.

“I am immensely sorry to everyone I’ve hurt including my family, friends and colleagues,” he said, asking for “prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships.”

From left, Buster, Maggie, Paul and Alex Murdaugh.
From left, Buster, Maggie, Paul and Alex Murdaugh.
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FITSNews alleged that Alex Murdaugh also remains a “person of interest” in the shooting deaths of his wife and son.

Wyatt called him “the central figure in what has to be the most bizarre crime scene investigation I have ever covered.”

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