‘Up and Vanished’ is a true crime show that puts the spotlight on real life missing cases that have been lying cold since years. It follows a team of investigative podcasters who delve into the intricate details of the lives of the people who have mysteriously disappeared, aiming to untangle the twisted mysteries and find the truth.
Produced by Propagate Content and Tenderfoot TV, the show is based on the eponymous investigative podcast, that actually helped in tracking down two criminals involved in a spine-chilling murder and conspiracy case, through ground breaking research and analysis. The first season of the show released as a television special in 2018 on Oxygen.
Since ‘Up and Vanished’ season 1 is an official continuation of the popular podcast, it received high ratings and was even loved by true crime enthusiasts. Because of its widespread acclaim, Oxygen renewed the show for another season.
Up and Vanished Season 2 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
‘Up and Vanished’ season 2 premieres on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 7 pm ET on Oxygen, with a two-hour long episode.
Although there hasn’t been an official announcement on the total number of episodes yet, it is confirmed that this season is going to have full-fledged episodes and not just an hour-long television special.
Who is the Host of Up and Vanished?
The show stars documentary filmmaker and podcaster Payne Lindsey as the host. He likes to call himself, “the millennial podcaster,” and is best known for cracking open the Tara Grinstead cold case on his podcast ‘Up and Vanished’ which has crossed over 340 million downloads. You may also know him from the podcast ‘Atlanta Monster.’
The show also features Payne’s investigative team as they interview the law enforcement officials, victims’ family and friends, eyewitnesses, suspect confrontations, and other locals.
What is Up and Vanished About?
Picking up where the podcast left off, season 1 of ‘Up and Vanished’ follows Payne Lindsey and his team, as they go back to Ocilla to investigate further into the arrest of Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes, who are charged with the cold-blooded murder and cover up of school teacher and former beauty queen from Georgia, Tara Grinstead, who went missing in 2005. The season makes use of reenactments to visually demonstrate the story. It features confrontations of the suspects, interviews of the family and friends of Tara, local eyewitnesses, police officers, detectives and Ryan Duke’s best friend.
Season 2 will throw light on the following cases:
Jodi Huisentruit: Missing from Rural Iowa, 24 years ago.
Korrina Malinoski and daughter Annette: South Carolina, 30 years ago.
Kristal Reisinger: Missing from Colorado, 4 years ago.
Molly Miller and Colt Haynes: Missing from Oklahoma, 1 year ago
The show might also feature more such cases. We will have to wait for an official update.
Up and Vanished Trailer
You can check out the preview of ‘Up and Vanished’ season 2 here!