Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (1,710)

Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty is a 2022 docuseries from HBO Max that examines the rise and fall of the influential Murdaugh family in South Carolina. For over a century, the Murdaughs have been at the epicenter of power and prestige in the Lowcountry region. As prosecutors, judges and attorneys, the Murdaughs wielded immense influence in the legal system and became one of the most prominent families in the area.

The series focuses on the recent unraveling of the Murdaugh dynasty amid accusations of corruption, cover-ups and murder. At the center of it all is Alex Murdaugh, heir to the family law firm and powerful attorney. For years, rumors swirled about Alex's reckless behavior and substance abuse issues. But the Murdaugh name and connections ensured that Alex avoided any real consequences.

That changed in 2021 when Alex's wife Maggie and son Paul were brutally murdered at the family's hunting estate. The killings brought scrutiny into the Murdaugh's legacy of secrets and lies. Investigations uncovered that Paul had been awaiting trial for the death of a young woman in a drunk boating accident. Alex himself became the prime suspect in the murder of his wife and son.

Shocking revelations continued as Alex was accused of embezzling millions of dollars from his law firm. Then in an attempt to stage his own murder, Alex hired a hitman to kill him so that his surviving son could collect a hefty life insurance payout. The elaborate scheme failed and Alex was arrested. He now faces over 100 charges ranging from fraud to murder.

Through archival footage and interviews with insiders, Low Country examines how the formidable Murdaugh edifice came crashing down. It presents a nuanced portrait of a family consumed by its own mythos of power and privilege. The tragedies that befell the Murdaughs are traced back to generations of arrogance and entitlement.

Low Country pulls back the curtain on the stark contrast between the Murdaugh's public reputation and private reality. Viewers are taken inside the inner workings of an influential Southern dynasty whose bonds were ultimately undone by greed, lies and murder. Without glorifying the family, the series seeks to understand their ascent and descent within the context of legal corruption and moral hypocrisy in the South.

A story of hubris, denial and multiple murders, Low Country is a riveting look at the unmaking of the Murdaugh empire in South Carolina. With privileged access and insider accounts, the docuseries peels back complex layers of secrecy and spins a stranger-than-fiction tale of the rise and fall of a powerful Lowcountry institution.

Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on November 3, 2022.

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The Milk Ain’t Clean
3. The Milk Ain’t Clean
November 3, 2022
While investigators examine a prior mysterious death, mounting evidence suggests Alex embezzled millions from his clients. Amid shocking new details, the lowcountry questions whether Alex might have been capable of killing his wife and son.
Something in the Road
2. Something in the Road
November 3, 2022
In the aftermath of Paul and Maggie’s deaths, Alex becomes the target of a violent attack. As new evidence emerges, authorities and locals question the family’s possible involvement in past mysterious deaths, including a 2015 murder.
Kings of the Lowcountry
1. Kings of the Lowcountry
November 3, 2022
After generations of legal influence over South Carolina’s lowcountry, a deadly boating accident and the double homicide that followed lead investigators to reexamine the mysteries of the Murdaugh family.
Where to Watch Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty
Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty is available for streaming on the HBO Max website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty on demand at Max and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    November 3, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,710)