Meagan Good stars in new Lifetime movie Death Saved My Life, which premieres on Saturday, February 13th – 8 pm ET/PT with the special Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death airing after.
According to the press release, “the film is about Jade (Meagan Good) who has it all from a successful marketing career to a husband admired and respected in the community, with a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her husband Ed (Chiké Okonkwo) is a controlling man who is physically and psychologically abusive. When Jade decides to leave Ed, he tells her “If I can’t have you, nobody will,” a threat which becomes very real when she discovers he has hired someone to kill her. Knowing no one will believe her, Jade realizes the only way to escape Ed is to make him believe the hitman completed the job and that she is dead.”
The film is airing as part of Lifetime’s popular Ripped from the Headlines lineup. The movie is produced by Jarrett Creative. Seth Jarrett directs the script written by Barbara Kymlicka. Executive producers for the film are Julie Insogna Jarrett, Seth Jarrett, and Meagan Good.
In Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death, writer Elizabeth Greenwood discusses her research on the phenomenon of “pseudocide,” or faking one’s own death. This special is based on the experience of Jane from the Death Saved My Life movie. Greenwood discusses the main reason why women fake their deaths, and why women disappearing in books and movies is so popular.
Here’s a first look at the trailer.