Arizona filmmaker to debut true crime TV show ‘Deadly Dentists’
PHOENIX — Three years ago, Arizona filmmaker Randy Murray debuted “The Joe Show,” an unflinching documentary about former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the zenith of his political power, influence and ability to spin the media in any direction he wanted.
Today, Arpaio has been voted out of office and Murray has moved on to a new project: An unusual true crime series that delves into the dark lives of dentists who kill.
The show, “Deadly Dentists,” will premiere on Investigation Discovery at 7 p.m. Arizona time on Nov. 24. The show is about a “part of dentistry that scares us all,” Murray said.
“There are a number of dentists who have killed people and a number of dentists who have been murdered,” he said, adding that the show explores the lives of people who let things spin so far out of control that they have to take a life.
Murray said he first came up with the idea for “Deadly Dentists” after looking at other shows on Investigation Discovery, including “Wives With Knives.”
He said he started to research — and struck gold.
“We found out there were a lot of dentists with great stories, with twists and turns and red herrings and good rich characters that make it fun to watch,” Murray said.
But Murray assured that the show is about more than just catchy names and shocking twists.
“We do make good television with twists and turns, but when you get right down to it, this is the story of somebody losing their life,” he said.
“These are real people with real lives with real wives and real financial situations that cause them to do bad things or get caught up with bad people. These are the kind of stories that we can all relate to.”