About American Ripper

Premieres Tues. Aug. 29th at 10pm E/P

At age 40, California attorney Jeff Mudgett is stunned to learn a gruesome family secret; his great-great-grandfather was Herman H. Mudgett, a.k.a Dr. H. H. Holmes, the man considered to be America’s first “serial killer.” Obsessed with learning more, Jeff follows a bloody trail of hidden clues and historical facts which will hopefully strengthen his case and prove his theory that Holmes had traveled to England to commit the “Jack the Ripper” murders. Jeff teams up with a top-notch crime detective who will help link these two sinister historical characters together by connecting century-old clues with modern day methods of investigation. We watch the grisly story of H.H. Holmes and his 1000 targets unfold through disturbing, detailed recreations that are combined with first-person, doc-style storytelling, leading us all the way to England and back.