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Peacock Hit With Backlash Over New Docuseries About Accused Murderer Casey Anthony

It's widely believed that Anthony is responsible for her daughter Caylee's death in 2008.

screenshot of Casey Anthony from Peacock's docuseries trailer

Social media users were enraged after they saw a trailer for Peacock's new docuseries featuring formerly accused murderer, Casey Anthony.

In 2008, it was widely speculated that Anthony killed her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony after she reported her missing 31 days after her disappearance.

Anthony had lied to detectives and made dubious claims regarding her baby daughter's whereabouts, including a three-year-long claim that Caylee was kidnapped by a nanny who didn't exist.

Anthony was charged with first-degree murder and pled not guilty in October 2008.

The prosecution sought the death penalty alleging she murdered her two-year-old daughter by administering chloroform and taping her nose and mouth with duct tape, which contradicted an earlier claim that Caylee had accidentally drowned in a swimming pool.

After six weeks from May to July 2011 in what was considered the "social media trial of the century," Anthony was acquitted of murder, prompting public outrage.

Now she is being given a voice to share her side of the story in Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies on NBCUniversal's streaming platform.

You can see the trailer in which the off-camera interviewer asks Anthony why she is finally speaking while being cognizant of not having no creative control in the project.

Social media users were furious that Peacock gave Anthony a platform on which to speak when she is still believed to be responsible for her daughter's murder even though on July 5, 2011, the jury found Casey not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child.

However, she served time after being found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

Here are some of the reactions to the upcoming docuseries, with many social media users calling for a boycott of Peacock.

Some argued that America's fascination with true crime shows like Netflix's Dahmer–about convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer–was responsible for providing the kinds of programming audiences want to see.

Regardless, opposition to the program continued.

The official synopsis for the three-part docuseries reads as follows:

"Considered one of the first 'trials of the century' that polarized conversation in living rooms across America, the Casey Anthony case is one that still leaves more questions than answers."
"There have been several movies and documentaries made to fill in the gaps, and yet, the woman at the center of it all remains the biggest mystery."
"Throughout the exclusive three-part documentary series, Casey Anthony finally tells her side of the story and addresses the public that has made so many assumptions for the past 13 years."

Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies starts streaming on November 29 on Peacock.