Murder in the Bayou

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series


Based on a best-selling book, this five-part true crime docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of 8 women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around Jennings, Louisiana. In examining the lives of the young victims the series uncovers secrets of this troubled town. These discoveries lead to even more shocking accusations by victims’ relatives and friends of corruption, bad actors and institutional injustices that have left the town still searching for truth.

For Your Consideration



Executive Producers: Matthew Galkin, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, Ethan Brown, Vinnie Malhotra
Producer: Joshua Levine

Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

Matthew Galkin, Directed By

Chapter 3, “An Unholy Union”

Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program

Jeff Hutchens, Director of Photography

Chapter 1, “A Body in a Canal”

Outstanding Main Title Design

Design & Graphics by BigStar

Carson Hood

Josh Norton – Executive Creative Director

John Leamy – Creative Director

Outstanding Music Composition

James Lavino, Music by

Chapter 1, “A Body in a Canal”

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program

Tim K. Smith, Editor

David Mehlman, Editor

Seth Bomse, Editor

Chapter 4, “A Precarious Place”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program

Ben Sellers, Sound Mixer

Mike Frank, Re-Recording Mixer

Chapter 1, “A Body in a Canal”


– The Hollywood Reporter

“gives voice to the victims’ families and never ignores the humanity of its subjects”

– The New York Times

“the director’s haunting, expressionistic flourishes amplify the series’ atmosphere of unnerving menace…”

– Daily Beast

“Galkin embellishes his material with shadowy, off-center close-ups of hands and objects, panoramas of Jennings’ dilapidated and well-to-do homes, and cinematographic plunges into backwater locales”

– The New York Times

/ Episodes
S1 E1 | "Chapter One - A Body in a Canal"

Four young women are murdered in Jennings, Louisiana. Premiere.

S1 E2 | "Chapter Two - Death on Me"

Four more victims are discovered and a journalist becomes intrigued.

S1 E3 | "Chapter Three - An Unholy Union"

Members of the law enforcement community have ties to the victims.

S1 E4 | "Chapter Four - A Precarious Place"

Several of the murder victims were known to be police informants.

S1 E5 | "Chapter Five - God Don’t Sleep"

A decade after the murders, the search for the truth continues. Finale

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