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HBO today launched the official trailer for the three-part documentary series, Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning which will debut on Monday, December 4th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by episodes 2 and 3 airing subsequent Mondays at the same time. The series will also be available to stream on Max.

Produced and directed by Jason Hehir (The Last Dance, HBO’s Andre The Giant), and produced in association with The Boston Globe, the documentary series explores a polarizing 1989 murder with the synopsis reading: “On October 23, 1989, Charles “Chuck” Stuart places a frantic 911 call reporting that he and his pregnant wife, Carol, a white couple, have been shot by a Black man in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. The ensuing investigation proves to be a lightning rod for the city, igniting decades-old racial tensions and brutal targeting amidst a media firestorm.”

With more than a dozen present-day interviews of people affected at the time including residents, community members, journalists who covered the case, Bennett family members, city officials and a retired Boston police officer, Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning chronicles the complex history of race-based hostilities in the city, which exploded with the desegregation of schools and the Garrity busing ruling of 1974. The series explores the enduring, painful toll the Stuart case has had on the families involved, on Boston race relations, and how a community can be brutalized in a rush to justice.

Watch the official trailer below.

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