If there is one thing that becomes crystal clear as you watch “Deadly Women,” it is that crime has no gender. This crime show focuses on acts of crime — murder primarily — committed by women, which explains the title.
“Deadly Women” comes highly rated among TV series within the crime documentary genre — like “American Crime Story” and “Homicide Hunters.” If you love crime documentaries then this has got to be on your watch list.
Currently, “Deadly Women” just finalized its fourteenth season — the finale aired on September 9, 2021.
Will there be another season of “Deadly Women?” This article discusses that as well as other interesting info you need to know.
What’s “Deadly Women” About?
“Deadly Women” tells the true crime story of female murderers who killed their victims either out of greed, revenge, or just sheer obsession like that of the Hungarian, Elizabeth Báthory — profiled in season one, episode one — who murdered 650 young women to renew her youth. In other instances, it is a case of a mental health challenge like the woman with schizophrenia profiled in “Twisted Minds” — season two, episode three — who opened fire on some shoppers at a mall.
“Deadly Women” investigates the modus operandi of these female killers and their motives through elaborate dramatized reconstructions. Each episode has a theme that is reflected in the title.
The show made its debut on February 8, 2005, airing as a three-part miniseries — each episode profiling four murder cases. The show resumed production in 2008 and this time around, it aired as a scheduled series with each episode featuring three cases as opposed to the initial four.
Furthermore, the show was produced in Australia by Beyond International Group and aired originally on Discovery Channel in its first season before moving to Investigation Discovery Network in 2008.
What Happened in Season 14 of “Deadly Women?”
The killing continues and the motives are hardly ever the same. Season 14 of “Deadly Women” profiled some jaw-dropping murder cases.
Here’s a highlight of a few notable ones.
- The cases of two women who chose to kill their own lovers stood out in episode two — “Lethal Lies.” Firstly, Annette Cahill who, in a bit of jealousy, attacked her lover while he slept and beat him to death. Then there was Margaret Vandergulik who married a man for his fortune and ultimately killed him so she could have it all.
- In episode seven — “Flash Point” — a mother locks up her husband in their burning house so she could claim his insurance policy.
- Episode 12 profiled the soulless murder case of a woman who killed a mother right in front of her three-year-old twins.
These female murderers no doubt appear even more intriguing and horrifying than their male counterparts, and there are lots of other murder cases you’ll see when you get on the show.
About the Narrator and Experts of “Deadly Women”
When “Deadly Women” was revived in 2008, the producers of the show replaced narrator Marsha Crenshaw with Lynnanne Zager. The new format of the show also introduced Candice DeLong as the host — among other cast members we have seen featured on the show.
Here’s what we know about Lynnanne Zager and some of the other notable cast members.
Lynnanne Zager has been in the voice-over game for over four decades — with more than a thousand film credits to her name. Born in Los Angeles, Zager holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Zager began her journey in the entertainment industry at Hanna-Barbera Studios on a typing job. She distinguished herself at the company and within three months became their talent coordinator. In this role, she helped to cast and record voiceovers for several animated shows including “Popeye,” “Scooby Doo,” “The Flintstones” and “The Smurfs.”
On the recommendation of voice actress Russi Taylor in the early 80s, Zager decided to begin a career in ADR. Shortly thereafter, she would leave Hanna-Barbera to chase her dream as a voice-over actor.
Today, Zager has voiced one or the other character in countless films such as “Fantastic Four, ”Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” “Titanic,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” and “Lethal Weapon.” Her television credits include “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” “seaQuest DSV” and “The Simpsons” — among others.
As mentioned earlier, Lynnanne Zager has been the narrator on “Deadly Women” since 2008. Amazing, how a career that began as just a typist has led Zager to becoming one of the most sought-after voices in the industry.
Criminal profiler Candice DeLong was a former FBI employee before retiring in 2000. In 1995, DeLong was one of three selected FBI agents to organize the manhunt and arrest of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.
Upon her retirement, DeLong authored a book titled “Special Agent: My Life on the Front Lines as a Woman in the FBI.” In the book, she highlighted how she assisted with several high-profile cases and the criminal profiling process.
DeLong has since been involved in television productions. She is renowned for “Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong” and also has a podcast titled “Killer Psyche.” She is the host of “Deadly Women” and “Facing Evil with Candice DeLong” — both of which are streaming on Investigation Discovery Network.
The show has also featured other cast members and contributors in relevant fields to the focus of the episode. Some of the cast members include:
Dr. Janis Amatuzio
Born and raised in Minnesota, Janis Carol Amatuzio is a forensic pathology specialist. Besides having practiced forensic science for over 20 years, Amatuzio has also authored books on the subject. She made her first TV show appearance in “Forensic Files” in 1996 before appearing on “Deadly Women” in 2005 and the revived edition between 2008 to 2011. As a forensic pathologist, Amatuzio’s role on the show is to perform dramatized reconstructions of the victims of the female killers profiled on the show to give forensic facts about the murder.
- Actor Paul Godfrey has been featured a few times on the show as a guest star.
- Crime author M William Phelps.
- Actor Elliott Collinson has been featured as several character reenactments.
- Actor Meg MacIntosh, among others.
Is “Deadly Women” Season 15 Coming Out?
Season 14 of “Deadly Women” was a little controversial and left fans with so much anticipation for what comes next. If you’re asking the same question that most fans are asking — which is, when will season 15 be out? — we can reliably tell you that as of now, there is no official announcement from Investigation Discovery about whether or not “Deadly Women” will be renewed.
This doesn’t mean the show has been canceled either. In fact, given the strong rating and positive reviews, the show has enjoyed so far, it’s more likely that the show will return for a fifteenth season.
Whatever the case may be, we’ll keep you posted as soon as there is an update.
Where Can You Watch “Deadly Women?”
“Deadly Women” is currently not streaming new episodes since the finale of the fourteenth season. You can catch previous episodes of the show on AppleTV. Seasons one to five are available on Amazon Prime Video. Some episodes are also available on the show’s official YouTube channel.
Where Can You Watch “Deadly Women” Season 1?
Want to binge-watch season one of “Deadly Women” to see if the entire 14th season is worth your time? The three-part miniseries is available on Investigation Discovery, Discovery Plus, Hulu, Discovery+ Amazon Channel, fuboTV, DIRECTV, or Spectrum On Demand.
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