The series will last for seven episodes, and centers around the case of an Alabama man who contacted “This American Life” to complain about a wealthy man in his small Alabama town who was allegedly bragging that he got away with murder. As producers dug around, news of a second death reached them, which led them down a mysterious trail involving family feuds and a search for hidden treasure.
The preview is fittingly sparse on details, but opens with Sarah Koenig’s voice, which will be familiar to “Serial” listeners. She introduces Brian Reed, host of “S-Town” and a longtime “This American Life” producer. Reed opens by describing the mechanics of repairing antique clocks, and the clues left behind by each repair, which are called “witness marks.”
He finishes: “I only learned about all this because years ago, an antique clock restorer contacted me and asked me to help him solve a murder.”
Intrigued? Give it a listen.