Octavia Spencer True-Crime Series ‘Lost Women’ & ‘Feds’ Renewed At Investigation Discovery

Octavia Spencer True-Crime Series ‘Lost Women’ & ‘Feds’ Renewed At Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery is doubling down on its true-crime efforts with the help of Octavia Spencer.

The Warner Bros. Discovery-owned cable network has renewed Lost Women and Feds, which were both produced by the Oscar winner, for second seasons. They are produced by Spencer’s Orit Entertainment and October Films.

Both shows launched in November 2023.

Feds takes viewers inside America’s most elite crime fighting agency, the FBI. It will feature exclusive interviews with agents and will detail high-profile, dangerous and unusual cases as told by agents, informants, undercover operatives and victims.  

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Meanwhile, the second season of Lost Women will focus on the brutal murders of two Alaska Native women and the investigation that led authorities to capture their killer.

The three-part series will explore the murders of Veronica Abouchuk and Kathleen Jo Henry, two Indigenous women who were killed in 2018 and 2019, and will chronicle the events leading up to the arrest of Brian Steven Smith. On February 22, 2024, Smith was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. 

The first season – Lost Women of Highway 20 – examined the story of the crimes that happened on a desolate stretch of an Oregon highway. Between the late 1970s and early 1990s, a number of girls and women disappeared or were raped and murdered along Highway 20. These include crimes against Marlene Gabrielsen, Kaye Turner, Rachanda Pickle, Melissa Sanders and Sheila Swanson.

Spencer also narrates Lost Women.

Lost Women is executive produced by  Spencer, Brian Clisham and Stephanie Kluft of Orit Entertainment, Matt Robins of October Films, and Christina Douglas of Momentum Content. Feds is executive produced by Spencer, Clisham, Kluft and Robins.  

“Our ongoing partnership with ID and October Films is a collective commitment to shining a spotlight on important true crime stories.  A new season of Feds will continue to bring unparalleled access to the FBI and our next installment of Lost Women will feature an unfolding new case digging into an ongoing crisis facing Indigenous victims, whose cases many times go not only unsolved – but uninvestigated,” said Spencer.