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When Does How it Really Happened With Hill Harper Season 5 Premiere?

August 22, 2020
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HLN’s longest-running original primetime series, ‘How it Really Happened with Hill Harper’, is a true-crime documentary that dives deep into the real events surrounding notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies. The critically-acclaimed show exposes the murky details behind gruesome murders of the past. How did the incident happen? How did everything play out? Answering these questions and many more, ‘How it Really Happened’ is an eye-opening watch. Ater spanning four seasons, it is now all set to return with a new iteration. And here is everything you need to know about it.

How it Really Happened With Hill Harper Season 5 Release Date:

‘How it Really Happened with Hill Harper’ season 4 premiered on August 11, 2019, on CNN‘s HLN. Soon after, the show was renewed for its fifth edition. ‘How it Really Happened with Hill Harper’ season 5 releases on August 23, 2020, at 9 pm ET/PT with a two-hour special. The fifth season will comprise six 120-minute episodes and will conclude with its finale on September 27, 2020.

How it Really Happened With Hill Harper Season 5 Host

‘How it Really Happened’ season 5 marks the return of acclaimed actor and author, Hill Harper as the host. He is mainly known for his roles in ‘CSI: NY’, ‘Limitless’, and ‘The Good Doctor’. Among Harper’s notable written works, he has authored ‘Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny’, ‘Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny’, ‘The Conversation: How (Black) Men and Women Can Build Loving’, and ‘Letters to an Incarcerated Brother’. He is also a member of the Obama for America National Finance Committee and the national spokesman for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

What Can How it Really Happened With Hill Harper Season 5 be About?

Season 5, across its six episodes, takes a deep look at six baffling cases from the US crime files. The premiere episode explores the case of the Atlanta serial killer, who plagued the streets of the city from 1979 to 1981. What happened is, dozens of young black boys were discovered dead in woods, abandoned buildings, and rivers. The main suspect was a 23-year-old black man and part-time music producer named Wayne Williams. However, several families still felt that their children never got justice. The episode follows Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, who asks the police to reopen the 40-year-old cold case and crack it using modern forensics.

Additional cases profiled in the new iteration are the Yosemite mountain murder mystery, Siegfried & Roy, the Boston bombing, the murder of Michael Jordan’s father, and the strange death of rock icon Tom Petty.

How it Really Happened With Hill Harper Trailer

You can check out the trailer for season 5 below:

How It Really Happened with Hill Harper

How old were you in 1980? If you were a kid, no matter what race, no matter what location, your parents probably kept you a little closer to home that year… and this is why.Special 2 hour season premiere: "How It Really Happened with Hill Harper: The Atlanta Serial Killer" Sunday night at 9 ET/PT on HLN

Posted by HLN on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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